By Carrie Sheffield
“NEW YORK CITY — Campbell Brown cultivated sheer doggedness during years of rough-and-tumble national television interviews with presidents and members of Congress. Now she’s applying her skills to a different playing field: education reform.
Enduring zingers by critics ranging from education policy expert Diane Ravitch to funnyman Stephen Colbert, Brown and supporters of her non-profit, Partnership for Educational Justice, are leading the charge to prevent byzantine, ironclad teacher tenure laws from removing inept teachers.
Campbell_Brown3Campbell Brown is leading the charge to bring real reform to New York’s outdated education laws
Encouraged by this year’s Vergara v. California ruling that teacher tenure violated the state constitution, Brown worked with parents to file a similar lawsuit against the state of New York, hoping the court would force the legislature to implement tenure policies that better protect students from ineffective, even dangerous, teachers.”