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

Yohuru Williams | Posted 09.12.2014 | 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 08.25.2014 | 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 08.21.2014 | 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 08.19.2014 | 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 08.14.2014 | 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 ...

Rebecca Klein

Americans Are Split On Teacher Tenure

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Klein | Posted 08.12.2014 | Politics

From New York to California, teacher tenure has been under attack across the nation this summer. In June, a judge in California struck down the sta...

Limousine Liberal David Boies Wants to Fix Our Schools

John Thompson | Posted 08.07.2014 | Education
John Thompson

They used to be called "Limousine Liberals." Now, dilettantes like David Boies are known as corporate reformers. Boies has become the kinder, gentler...

Fiddling With Schools While Our Nation Burns

Steve Nelson | Posted 08.06.2014 | Education
Steve Nelson

Attacking teacher unions and tenure, high stakes testing, NCLB, Race to the Top, Common Core, charter schools... all these things are just fiddling around while civil society burns.

'The View' Hosts Apparently Want To Abolish Teacher Tenure

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 08.06.2014 | Politics

Hosts of "The View" caused a stir in the education world this week after sounding off on teacher tenure on Monday's show. As shown in the clip belo...

Ryan Grim

Former Obama Aides Battling Liberals In Teacher Fight

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Every day throughout the summer of 2006, seemingly without end, things just kept getting worse for Washington Republicans. Iraq was spir...

Teacher Tenure: Taking It to the Courts

Jessica Levinson | Posted 08.04.2014 | Education
Jessica Levinson

The question of how and whether public school teachers should be able to obtain job security, or phrased another way, how easy it should be to fire them, is not new.

The Misleading Argument That Blames Teacher Tenure

Arthur Goldstein | Posted 07.29.2014 | Education
Arthur Goldstein

In short, if you're a tenured teacher, you are an impediment to Excellence. The only way you can help children is by getting rid of your tenure, standing up straight and walking to Arne Duncan in Washington DC and saying, "Please sir, I want to be fired for any reason."

Former California Senator Gloria Romero and Her Unattractive Parent Trigger Law

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 07.24.2014 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

Romero might proudly claim California's parent trigger law as her own, but the idea did not originate with her. Moreover, four years after passage of California's parent trigger law, Romero has next to nothing to show for her "accomplishment."

Playground Rules for the Public Square

Ben Austin | Posted 09.17.2014 | Education
Ben Austin

Anyone who calls themselves a leader in the debate about the future of American public education should adhere to one simple rule: don't say anything in the public square you wouldn't be able to say on an elementary school playground.

Everyone's a Winner! The Kids vs. Bad Teachers Lawsuit Hits the Road

Jennifer Berkshire | Posted 08.26.2014 | Education
Jennifer Berkshire

Well that certainly didn't take long. Just two weeks after California's kids celebrated their victory vs. bad teachers, the kids vs. tenure lawsuits are hitting the road.

Campbell Brown's Ridiculous Attack on Teacher Unions

Dave Johnson | Posted 03.20.2014 | Education
Dave Johnson

Today's ridiculous attack on teacher unions is one that accuses them of supporting sexual predators in schools. Let's see if we can figure out what's behind it.

If We Really Want to #protectourkids, Let's Have an Honest Conversation

Sabrina Stevens | Posted 08.14.2012 | Education
Sabrina Stevens

We have to come together to solve these problems, and we cannot afford to continue allowing a tiny group of political opportunists to distract and divide us for their own purposes.

Are You a Supporter of Sexual Predators? Twitter Spat Over NYC Schools Misses the Point

Zak Malamed | Posted 10.09.2012 | Education
Zak Malamed

Undoubtedly there is a problem with 97 tenured teachers or school employees in New York City being charged by the city's Department of Education with sexual misconduct. Unfortunately, this is exactly what happened. And it gets worse.

NY Teachers Union Official Accuses Mayor, Campbell Brown Of 'Blood Libel'

Posted 08.07.2012 | Education

The ongoing feud between former CNN host Campbell Brown and the American Federation of Teachers reached a fever pitch on Sunday, when the New York Cit...

Ex-CNN Host: Obama Is 'Condescending' To Women

Posted 05.21.2012 | Media

Former CNN host Campbell Brown skewered President Obama in a fiery editorial over the weekend, calling his rhetoric about women "condescending." B...

Media Power Couples: Who's The Ultimate Media Duo? (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Power couples are everywhere in the media—from TV reporters and anchors to executives, all the way through to newspaper and magazine writers. We're ...

The BlogHer'10 Conference - Women Power Up

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Marcia G. Yerman

The Hilton Hotel in New York City was packed on August 6th and 7th with 2400 attendees who had come for the 6th Annual BlogHer Conference. The last...

CELEBRATE! Campbell Brown Signs Off CNN

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Campbell Brown wrapped up her time at CNN Wednesday night, signing off from the network with a positive and celebratory tone. "For those who may not ...

Politics of Hate

Lauren Ashburn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lauren Ashburn

We need to make governing attractive to the next generation of leaders by abolishing all the hate and slander in our politics. Above all, we need to remember that our kindergarten teachers were right.