EVA MOSKOWITZ ON ‘BLACK LIVES’ AND FAILING SCHOOLS—Capital’s Eliza Shapiro: “In a letter to reporters on Monday, Success Academy C.E.O. Eva Moskowitz compared what she called New York's failing schools ‘crisis’ to protests over the killings of unarmed black men last year. ‘Only two months ago our city was divided by protests over the loss of black lives,’ Moskowitz said in the letter, referring to nationwide protests over the killings of unarmed black men Eric Garner and Michael Brown. ‘I would argue we are losing more black lives by ignoring an epic educational crisis,’ she added… Moskowitz asked reporters to cover Success’ upcoming rally, which she called ‘the largest parent rally ever seen in Albany.’ [PRO] http://bit.ly/1GJDCPt
You see, making sure children of color have schools to attend where they are forcibly marched in silence, suspended for rolling their eyes or not making eye contact with their young white teacher when he/she snaps his/her fingers, treated to nine hours+ a day of mind-numbing test prep and treated like prisoners-in-training is a civil rights issue.