Eva Moskowitz may be popular with Hedge Fund Managers, famous singers some politicians, and to be fair, many parents in her schools, but she is a lot less popular with
1. Parents, Teachers and Students in schools who are Co-Loated with Success Academy schools who have been insulted, ostracized deprived of classrooms, libraries and gymnasium space and treated like carriers of a dread disease that might "infect" Success Academy "scholars" and teachers. By now, these people number in the tens of thousands!
2. Parents whose children have been pushed out of Success Academy schools because they are considered behavioral problems who might undermine school discipline or lower test scores. This group now numbers in the hundreds.
3. Teachers who left Success Academies because they couldn't stand the authoritarian treatment, long hours, and lack of union protection. This group also now numbers in the hundreds.
Finally, and this is something few will talk about, there are Charter School founders, principals and teachers who abhor the authoritarian methods and relentless self promotion Eva employs and feel they give the entire Charter School Movement a bad name.
When you add up all these groups, you will see why Eva could NEVER be elected Mayor of New York City, and why so few people are defending her in the wake of revelations of abusive practices at her schools