Fresh on the heels of Eva Moskowitz turning down the U.S. Education Secretary job, Donald Trump’s daughter made a surprise visit to the charter school Moskowitz runs in Harlem. Ivanka Trump has stated she’s interested in education reform so this visit fits right in with her mission during her father’s tenure as president.
Moskowitz made a statement of support for President-elect Trump after declining his offer:
“At this time I will not be entertaining any prospective opportunities,” Moskowitz added. “I believe I can best serve our country’s children by continuing to expand Success Academies, developing best educational practices that can be used around the country and by working as a private citizen to advance education reform at the national level just as I have done in New York.”
Moskowitz was a Hillary Clinton supporter but said she’d support Trump in his effort with education reform.
IVANKA MAKES A SURPRISE VISIT TO SCHOOL:
Students and staffers at Success Academy Harlem 1 got a surprise visitor on Friday — Ivanka Trump.
The First Daughter-to-be went on a one hour tour of the high-performing charter school with its boss, Eva Moskowitz.
Moskowitz met with Trump’s father earlier this week about the possibility of being U.S. Education Secretary, but told reporters on Thursday while she’s looking forward to working with him, she did not want to be considered for the job.
Accompanying Trump and Moskowitz on the tour was one of the charter’s backers, hedge-fund manager Dan Loeb (pictured below).
“Ivanka’s in the building,” said Mindy Rosier, a teacher at a district-run school that shares the W. 118th St. building with Success Academy.
A rep for Moskowitz declined comment. A source familiar with the situation said the visit wasn’t a sign Moskowitz changed her mind.
“It’s always nice to have a friend in the White House,” the source said.