Over the last two years, 95 percent of our grads have gone on to college and each class of approximately 350 grads received over $10 million in scholarships and grants to attend school. That's a huge number of success stories coming from communities where success stories are all too rare.

Our schools spend about half of what is spent per pupil in New York City public high schools, [and] with dramatically better results. The problem is not the amount of money being spent. Spending in New York City has increased several billion over the last five years alone; the problem is how the money is spent.