One day soon, you might be stopped on the street and asked to sign a petition in support of “great new public school option coming into the neighborhood.” At the top of the petition, you will also see the words “Success Academy Charter Schools.”
Here in District 1, we want our schools to reflect our values, cultures, and diversity. Given rising class sizes, rampant overcrowding and inadequate funding, who wouldn’t want another great public school? But the Success Academy claim is very deceptive. Success Academy Charter Schools take resources and space from our public schools. What’s more, Success Academy Charter schools do not serve the same number of high needs students as do our district schools. Our schools, which will lose resources to Success Academy, will enroll even more at risk students that Eva’s schools will not take.
Standing up to say no to Success Academy can help protect and support the community schools we already have in District 1.
By signing this petition you are telling Eva Moskowitz and Success Academy that we are a strong, united community dedicated to supporting schools that truly serve our needs.
Dear Success Academy,
THANKS, BUT NO THANKS!
(click the link to sign the petition)