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Mark Zuckerberg Hires Post-Truth Pioneer Campbell Brown To Fight Post-Truth In Social Media

John Thompson | Posted 01.13.2017 | Media
John Thompson

Why in the world would Mark Zuckerberg choose Campbell Brown to lead its News Partnerships team and its effort to deal with today’s version of truth...

Facebook's New Head Of News Has Deep Republican Ties

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 01.07.2017 | Politics

Campbell Brown, a former television journalist who became an education activist, has been tapped to run Facebook’s news partnerships team. Brown wor...

Campbell Brown Has Blocked Me on Twitter

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 05.23.2016 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

By blocking me, Brown is trying to prevent me from even viewing her Twitter page. However, in such a situation, all one must do is sign out of one's own Twitter account to view any page from which one is blocked.

Trying to Educate the Education Reformers, Without Success

Diane Ravitch | Posted 05.20.2016 | Education
Diane Ravitch

Campbell Brown mistakenly said that 2/3 of American students were "below grade level." What the national test calls "proficiency" is equivalent to an A. No one expects the majority of students to score an A; if they did, we would call it grade inflation.

Diane Ravitch and Carol Burris Attack Anyone Who Disagrees

Peter Cunningham | Posted 05.19.2016 | Education
Peter Cunningham

Recently, a prominent American citizen released a video urging the next president of the United States to spend one day teaching in a high-poverty sch...

If Vergara Reversal Holds, NY and MN Tenure Lawsuits Appear Doomed

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 04.18.2016 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

It is now in vogue to sue states regarding their education statutes regarding teacher evaluation and retention. This vogue recently took a critical h...

Time For Diane Ravitch to Find a New 'Obsession'

Erika Sanzi | Posted 04.05.2016 | Education
Erika Sanzi

While it's nothing new for Diane Ravitch to take a swing at former journalist Campbell Brown, her decision to essentially mock Brown's advocacy around the sexual abuse of children is uniquely appalling.

Trump and the Media, Co-dependents

Tom Allon | Posted 01.19.2017 | Media
Tom Allon

Look up the definition of co-dependent in the dictionary and it indicates an unhealthy relationship between two people that is dysfunctional, leads to abusive behavior and is just plain old bad for both parties. I can't think of a better word to describe Trump's budding romance with the media.

Ban Trump From TV, Says Former CNN Host

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 12.14.2015 | Media

Former CNN host and reporter Campbell Brown is asking her ex-colleagues in television to ban Donald Trump from the airwaves for a week in order to den...

Educating for Democracy: Connecting the Dots

Joel Shatzky | Posted 09.22.2016 | Education
Joel Shatzky

The recent debates of the Republican Presidential candidates sadly suggested to me as an educator how unlikely it would be for the viewers and voters to separate fact from fiction.

Louisiana Charters Are by Far the Worst According to 2011 8th-Grade NAEP Anaysis

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 09.01.2016 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

On the 2011 NAEP in both math and reading, eight-grade students in Louisiana's traditional public schools outscored their charter-school counterparts by between two and three standard deviations.

Carly Fiorina for Secretary of Education

Stanley Fish | Posted 08.24.2016 | Politics
Stanley Fish

Carly Fiorina recognizes the danger that a technology-dominated classroom -- a classroom focused on programmable skills rather than on messy and ever-changing ideas -- will become the location of job training rather than intellectual exploration. Education's great task, she said at a recent New Hampshire education summit, is not to prepare people for jobs, but to "fill children's souls," to make of them the kinds of citizens who can contribute to a participatory democracy. And that task, she insisted, requires exposure to music, literature, art and philosophy -- the very subjects that are currently falling by the wayside in the rush to elevate the STEM subjects to the be all and end all. From where I sit, this is just common sense, but it is not the common sense coming from the Obama administration (or the Bush administration before it).

MSNBC Airs Softball Interview With Anti-Union Activist Campbell Brown

The Huffington Post | Gabriel Arana | Posted 08.20.2015 | Media

After her show was cancelled on account of low ratings, former CNN anchor Campbell Brown reinvented herself as an education reformer and charter schoo...

John Kasich Wants To Get Rid Of Teachers' Lounges

The Huffington Post | Dhyana Taylor | Posted 08.19.2015 | Politics

Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) said that if he had his way, there would be no more teachers' lounges in schools across the country. "If I were not presiden...

Why America Demonizes its Teachers -- Part 5: What's Wrong With Standardized Testing?

Frank Breslin | Posted 07.23.2016 | Education
Frank Breslin

No other advanced nation in the world evaluates its teachers on test scores or subjects it children to relentless testing and calls it "education"! Why, then, does America? The answer is simple -- there's money in it!

Campbell Brown Launches Education News Site With An Agenda

The Huffington Post | Riley Griffin | Posted 07.13.2015 | Media

Former CNN and NBC News anchor Campbell Brown officially launched an online education news site on Monday as a way to "challenge the status quo" in Am...

Flip Flopping the Core: Live by the Sword...

Peter Greene | Posted 05.04.2015 | Education
Peter Greene

So CPAC happened, at which various GOP future candidates try to see if they can win a little conservative love. And that means that Common Core had to be trotted out for ceremonial abuse, like a disgraced former party officer in Communist China.

Singularly Bad Idea: Wall Street Taking Over Public Education

Mike Lux | Posted 02.02.2015 | Politics
Mike Lux

Will we have charter school-backed securities that these hedge funds can speculate in and manipulate the price of? Charter school bubbles that will blow up in our faces? If charter schools don't make quite as much money as the hedge funds think they will, will there be a massive disinvestment in schools?

The True Story of Public Education in America

Randi Weingarten | Posted 11.21.2014 | Education
Randi Weingarten

Instead of starving our schools of critical funding and pushing market-based, test-driven policies that ultimately fail our kids, we should be relying on evidence and input from those closest to the classroom to find solutions that work.

Lies My Corporate Ed Reformers Told Me: The Truth About Teacher Tenure and the Civil Rights Movement

Yohuru Williams | Posted 11.12.2014 | Education
Yohuru Williams

When so called "reformers" like Campbell Brown try to make the case that tenure extends teachers an unfair guarantee of employment unlike other public servants, she is more than stretching the truth.

A Teacher's Plea to President Obama

John Thompson | Posted 10.11.2014 | Education
John Thompson

I became a teacher after Supply Side economics and the Reagan era banking collapse devastated our neighborhood. Three hundred houses were abandoned an...

How Campbell Brown's Education Reform Group Will Anger Republicans

John A. Tures | Posted 10.21.2014 | Politics
John A. Tures

While pro-Republican partisans seem to be exiting the fight, former members of the media, and key Democratic strategists connecting to Clinton and Obama, are leading the fight.

Campbell Brown's Education Reform Isn't Good for Children

Dale Hansen | Posted 10.19.2014 | Detroit
Dale Hansen

Perhaps Brown would be interested in knowing that charter schools, non-union schools and schools without tenure protections actually don't outperform their counterparts.

Why We're Still Talking About Campbell Brown

Alyssa Hadley Dunn | Posted 10.14.2014 | Education
Alyssa Hadley Dunn

As Albert Camus wrote, "Good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding." Whatever Ms. Brown's intentions are, they lack an understanding of both the current landscape of teaching in high-needs schools and of educational research. It's time to get some facts straight.

Joy Resmovits

One Of The Most Polarizing Figures In Education Is Leaving Her Job

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics

UPDATE: Michelle Rhee confirmed The Huffington Post's Tuesday report about her departure from StudentsFirst in a blog post on the group's website, as ...