By Charles Stern | New York Charter Chatter
“The personal attacks on Campbell Brown are profound, and represent much more than the absence of good counter arguments to teacher tenure reform. My wife and I were the targets of ad hominem attacks for years while I served on the Board of Education in Mount Vernon, NY and here’s what I think is really going on:
Campbell Brown, in this role as the face of tenure reform in New York, is a Rorschach test on race. She has a leadership position in a civil rights battle. The vast majority of teachers are white women, and Brown looks like a teacher.
Citizen Stewart wrote a blog entry this week that crystallizes it:
“To earn this level hostility Ms. Brown only needed to take up the cause of poor black and brown mothers who want the same level of quality in their children’s classrooms as you’ll find in neighborhoods with the most demanding, affluent families.”