Michael Goodwin | NY Post
If the attacks on Campbell Brown by union-inspired thugs aim to silence her, they failed. In fact, the smears give her more reason to persevere in the fight for better public schools.
“It isn’t pleasant to be the target of these sleazy attacks, but it proves that they have no argument,” she told me yesterday. Later, she added: “When they come after me this way and include my kids, there is no way I would back off now.”
Brown, a board member of Eva Moskowitz’s Success Academy charter network, is spearheading a lawsuit against New York’s teacher-tenure law. It is patterned on one in California that led a judge to declare that state’s law unconstitutional because, by protecting unqualified teachers, the law denies some students equal access to a quality education.
Brown’s aim is modest in that, even if the suit succeeds, it would have zero impact on the vast majority of teachers. Her goal is to force the state to rewrite tenure laws so that students would not be denied their right to a sound education because they got stuck with a bad teacher.
Yet the unions are so rattled that associated stooges, including the group once known as ACORN, launched a vicious attack on Brown. They created cartoonish Web sites calling the former CNN anchor “right-wing, elitist and wrong” and declared that “she should have no role in the debate over the future of education.”
Those are the left-wing politics of personal destruction, and they perfectly sum up the government-union cartel: keep your mouth shut, or we’ll come after you and your family.
It’s meant to scare critics, but Brown is unbowed.
“I’m the eternal optimist,” she said. “This feels like an inflection point, and not just in New York. People are waking up to the fact that these laws must be changed.”
Let’s hope so.
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