The Success Academy charter school network raised more than $7 million at a spring dinner headlined by former Florida governor Jeb Bush last night, according to a report in Business Insider.
About 750 people attended the second annual spring benefit at Cipriani 42nd Street, which a spokesperson said was intended to be closed to the press.
The attendees included board members from the Success schools, teachers, students, Wall Street executives and representatives from the Robin Hood Foundation, which helps fund Success, a source in attendance told Capital.
$7 million dollars they raised.
This after playing the victim card over rent and getting ally Andy Cuomo to force the city to have to pony up for rent for poor, poor Success Academies.
What an obscenity this is.
I'd say, for shame Eva Moskowitz for playing the victim card, for shame Governor Cuomo for enabling her, but the truth is, neither of these people have any shame at all.
Speaking of having no shame, our old friend Campbell Brown was at this shindig, spewing anti-union, anti-teacher venom, calling herself a "a soldier in Eva's army."
You know, the usual Campbell Brown nonsense.
She did get one thing right, however, when she said this:
"This is a screwed-up system," she said.
It sure is, when Eva can raise $7 million at the drop of a hat from the plutocrats and beautiful people in this city, yet still get to play the victim card, claim poverty over paying rent, and then get the state to force the city to take money and resources from public schools and give them to Eva and her Success Academies.
A screwed-up system indeed.
But par for the course in plutocratic 21st Century America.