Written and edited by Norm Scott:
EDUCATE! ORGANIZE!! MOBILIZE!!!
Three pillars of The Resistance – providing information on current ed issues, organizing activities around fighting for public education in NYC and beyond and exposing the motives behind the education deformers. We link up with bands of resisters. Nothing will change unless WE ALL GET INVOLVED IN THE STRUGGLE!
Diane Ravitch: Who is Campbell Brown? Leonie Haimson:
Brown is a former TV reporter married to Dan Senor (who used to work
for Bush); Senor is a board member for StudentsFirst.
Brown started making noise last year that DOE should be allowed to fire
any teacher accused of sexual abuse whether or not it was proven by
court or approved by independent arbitrator. She was the first person
given time to testify to Cuomo commission in NYC last year – along with
some other politically connected astroturfers.
Now it says “The
Parents´ Transparency Project is a watchdog group whose mission is to
bring transparency to the rules, deals, and contracts negotiated between
our state and local governments and the teachers´ unions.” Joe
Williams is also on the board.
She now serves on the board of Success Academies, and Turnaround for children. She is all over the place. Sure to be featured on Education Nation this year.
Ellen: Sex sells......even for Brain Lehrer and WNYC. Did Murdoch take them over as well?
Diane Ravitch: I will be interviewed by Brian Lehrer on Monday morning.
thank god he’s having you as a guest -- someone who actually knows
something about our schools – in addition to Campbell Brown who seems to
have jumped to the head of the list I suppose b/c of her celebrity and