"Out of 73 students who began Success Academy in 2006, the first group of graduates crossed the stage a few weeks ago. The fact that there were only 16 graduates was something that even the pro-Success New York Daily News felt inclined to write an editorial entitled 'Student success*: In praise of a charter school's. The truth is that there’s attrition, but they do not BACKFILL. if you don’t backfill and the students you lose are your weaker students then of course your test scores will benefit from this.” Moskowitz could have presented this honestly: which she cannot say.“while we don’t have admission requirements we essentially create a selective school thru attrition” No one has any idea what metric she’s using to get to 16 graduates. Flim -flam!"