Eva Moskowitz’s Pre-K Crusade and Her Not-So-Airtight Legal Argument

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In March 2014, New York State lawmakers passed a bill pertaining to universal pre-Kindergarten for the state and especially New York City.

Success Academies CEO Eva Moskowitz is in a twist over NYC Mayor Bill DeBlasio’s pre-K vendor requirements. She does not want to be subject to NYC oversight for Success Academies pre-K. In a March 25, 2016, New York Daily News opinion piece, Moskowitz quotes language from the 2014 legislation in an effort to show that her charter schools do not have to answer to NYC:

Two years ago, New York State passed a law giving charter schools the right to operate pre-Ks. The law provided that with respect to oversight, “all such monitoring, programmatic review and operational requirements . . . shall be the responsibility of the charter [authorizer].” Thus, a charter’s pre-K program would be regulated and overseen just like its other grades.

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