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Mon Jul 28, 2014, 03:22 PM

 

Campbell Brown tearfully files tenure suit--The poor dear cried!

Eliza Shapiro

Choking back tears, Campbell Brown announced Monday that her education reform group had formally filed a legal complaint in Albany seeking to invalidate New York's teacher tenure laws.

"This is not going to be easy and they are so incredibly brave to be taking this on," she said at a press conference on the steps of City Hall, with parents and children gathered around her.

Brown demurred on her role in bringing the lawsuit, saying she was "just proud to be holding the coats" of the plaintiffs on the lawsuit, which she organized.

Brown, the former CNN anchor, told reporters that her group, the Partnership for Educational Justice (P.E.J.), may file more lawsuits against teacher tenure in other states. She has also recently indicated that she views legal action against teacher tenure as a potential opening to challenge an array of other union-backed teacher protections.

http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/city-hall/2014/07/8549776/campbell-brown-tearfully-files-tenure-suit

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Reply Campbell Brown tearfully files tenure suit--The poor dear cried! (Original post)
hrmjustin Jul 2014 OP
BillZBubb Jul 2014 #1
hrmjustin Jul 2014 #2
Smarmie Doofus Jul 2014 #3
hrmjustin Jul 2014 #5
upaloopa Jul 2014 #4
hrmjustin Jul 2014 #6
JaneQPublic Jul 2014 #7
hrmjustin Jul 2014 #8
Smarmie Doofus Jul 2014 #9
hlthe2b Jul 2014 #10
hrmjustin Jul 2014 #24
hedda_foil Jul 2014 #11
hrmjustin Jul 2014 #12
Hoppy Jul 2014 #13
hrmjustin Jul 2014 #14
Downwinder Jul 2014 #15
hrmjustin Jul 2014 #16
Smarmie Doofus Jul 2014 #40
Loge23 Jul 2014 #17
hrmjustin Jul 2014 #18
Smarmie Doofus Jul 2014 #19
Hoppy Jul 2014 #20
hrmjustin Jul 2014 #23
hrmjustin Jul 2014 #22
hrmjustin Jul 2014 #21
Hoppy Jul 2014 #28
hrmjustin Jul 2014 #30
hrmjustin Jul 2014 #25
MADem Jul 2014 #26
hrmjustin Jul 2014 #27
bravenak Jul 2014 #29
hrmjustin Jul 2014 #31
bravenak Jul 2014 #32
hrmjustin Jul 2014 #33
bravenak Jul 2014 #36
hrmjustin Jul 2014 #37
bravenak Jul 2014 #38
hrmjustin Jul 2014 #39
historylovr Jul 2014 #34
hrmjustin Jul 2014 #35
madfloridian Jul 2014 #41
hrmjustin Jul 2014 #42
hrmjustin Jul 2014 #43
Smarmie Doofus Jul 2014 #44
hrmjustin Jul 2014 #45

Response to hrmjustin (Original post)

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 03:32 PM

1. People used to try to tell me Brown wasn't a right winger.

I always thought she was a total wingnut.

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Response to BillZBubb (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 03:33 PM

2. She cover Bush for NBC in 2000 and it was clear she was a shill for him.

 

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Response to hrmjustin (Original post)

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 03:35 PM

3. "You're too short for that gesture."

 

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Response to Smarmie Doofus (Reply #3)

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 03:38 PM

5. lol.

 

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Response to hrmjustin (Original post)

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 03:37 PM

4. So who wants to go into teaching?

Seems to me it is a profession with only detractors.
I can remember when we honored teachers. I think most of us have a teacher or two who we feel we owe a debt of gratitude to. I have a couple who taught me some very important things that have made a big plus in my life. I am ashamed of our society today that attacks rather than supports the profession. It has gotten caught up in the right wing false ideology thing that many good things have.

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Response to upaloopa (Reply #4)

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 03:39 PM

6. The Scott Walkerazation of America!

 

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Response to hrmjustin (Original post)

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 03:44 PM

7. She's married to Dan Senor.

Not saying spouses have identical political views, but not sure how a liberal or even a moderate could go for him. Certainly not because of his looks.

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Response to JaneQPublic (Reply #7)

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 03:45 PM

8. She cover Bush for NBC in 2000 and it was clear she was a shill for him.

 

She was always a right winger.

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Response to JaneQPublic (Reply #7)

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 03:51 PM

10. NO, but after marrying him, her RW side came out quite strongly.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #10)

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 09:18 PM

24. She was in love with Bush when she covered him in 2000.

 

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Response to hrmjustin (Original post)

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 03:56 PM

11. Where's the money for this suit coming from, I wonder?

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Response to hedda_foil (Reply #11)

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 04:32 PM

12. Great question. No doubt some secret rw group.

 

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Response to hrmjustin (Original post)

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 04:32 PM

13. Maybe it's time for NY teachers to stay home in September.

 

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Response to Hoppy (Reply #13)

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 04:36 PM

14. That is an idea.

 

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #14)

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 05:02 PM

15. Take a page from The Market Basket.

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Response to Downwinder (Reply #15)

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 05:08 PM

16. Indeed!

 

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Response to Hoppy (Reply #13)

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 11:18 PM

40. I've been staying home for two years.

 

It's just getting worse.

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Response to hrmjustin (Original post)

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 05:39 PM

17. The war against teachers (and nurses) is actually a war against women.

This is thinly-veiled "keep women down" movement by the usual fascist suspects, of course republicans.
Corporate America, despite the few token women leaders they prop up, likes the current wage inequality that exist for women professionals and they are committed to maintaining this condition.
So we get "tenure" as the red herring and we get for-profit hospital systems sending nurses home at 3:30am in the middle of their shifts, calling it down-staffing.

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Response to Loge23 (Reply #17)

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 05:41 PM

18. Good point here.

 

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Response to Loge23 (Reply #17)

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 07:34 PM

19. Yer' on to something.

 

Notice how... of pubic sector unions... cops and firefighters ( stlll overwhelmingly male) are somehow ..... ummmmm... *overlooked* when the corporate reformers and their political mannequins talk about "accountability" and "value added" and all the rest.

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Response to Smarmie Doofus (Reply #19)

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 09:14 PM

20. It was about 14 years ago, our district went on strike. It lasted three days.

 

Newspaper ads were placed offering $300. per day for certified strike breakers. They figured the teachers would back down after about a week.

A couple of strike leaders ended up in jail. The strike ended when the students began throwing computers and stuff out the school windows.

The union was fined $200k. The judge agreed that the fine would be collected but used as a scholarship fund for the district graduates.

We got substantial raises.

Now, imagine the entirety of teachers in a state going on strike.

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Response to Hoppy (Reply #20)

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 09:17 PM

23. I hope the uft considers it.

 

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Response to Smarmie Doofus (Reply #19)

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 09:15 PM

22. The Scott Walkerazation of America!

 

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #21)

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 09:24 PM

28. I guess that means they are going to jawbone but not strike.

 

Battle lost.

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Response to Hoppy (Reply #28)

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 09:31 PM

30. Hopefully they will get tough.

 

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Response to hrmjustin (Original post)

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 09:18 PM

25. kicking.

 

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Response to hrmjustin (Original post)

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 09:21 PM

26. What a soulless monster! Not surprising, given the company she has kept down the years....

...to say nothing of that vapid, unqualified suck up of a husband she married! Ugh to the both of 'em!

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Response to MADem (Reply #26)

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 09:22 PM

27. she sold her soul.

 

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Response to hrmjustin (Original post)

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 09:25 PM

29. Anybody that can spend more than a few hours with Dan Senor has to be a special type.

 

I would launch myself at him periodically if i were married to him so, maybe thats why she's a hater now. All that rage held inside, wanting to knee cap him all day everyday. Settling instead for making the lives of Teachers and Students miserable. Poor Campbell Brown.

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Response to bravenak (Reply #29)

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 09:32 PM

31. I would hate him too but she was rw before she met him.

 

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #31)

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 09:40 PM

32. No wonder i never liked her.

 

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Response to bravenak (Reply #32)

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 09:43 PM

33. I remember how she gave Bush glowing reviews as she covered him in 2000.

 

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #33)

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 10:00 PM

36. Yeah. My fist wanted to marry quite a few peoples faces back then. She was in lurve.:)

 

I had a shirt that said "keep out of the Bushes" with W's face on it. I miss that shirt.

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Response to bravenak (Reply #36)

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 10:02 PM

37. I had. shirt somewhere in Texas a villiage is missing its idiot.

 

The press were horrible in 2000.

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #37)

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 10:06 PM

38. Ooh, i like that.

 

We need to get some made up for Cruz. The press sucked in 04 too. I felt like it was useless once the Swift boat crap started. The press was complicit. I get my news from the internet exclusively now. No more bullshitting me. I've had enough.

Looking forward i see hope. Millennials are not right wing thankfully, i think we may b pulling the nation left as we age. Bushco ruined it for us.

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Response to bravenak (Reply #38)

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 10:09 PM

39. The media is just horrible.

 

Yes I have hope that we are progress as a nation.

I also had a button that said regime change starts at home in 2004.

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Response to hrmjustin (Original post)

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 09:44 PM

34. Kick

This is bad. I'm sure it broke her little heart.

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Response to historylovr (Reply #34)

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 09:44 PM

35. She is a fake and a phony.

 

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Response to hrmjustin (Original post)

Tue Jul 29, 2014, 12:16 AM

41. She's a jerk. Check out this smirk....or whatever it is. Pic.



http://www.democraticunderground.com/10025304977

Dan Senor is in on the lawsuit stuff also. He made a mess of the Iraq invasion now he is helping make a mess of education.

They refuse to tell who is funding them.

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Response to madfloridian (Reply #41)

Tue Jul 29, 2014, 12:20 AM

42. likely some the kock brothers.

 

I never cared for her.

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #43)

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 05:11 PM

44. She's right about this part:

 

>>>>“No amount of fuzzy math will change the fact that many low-income families are tired of being shortchanged by the status quo and have decided to take action,” Ms. Brown said of the union’s memo on Tuesday.>>>>>>>>

.... more right than she knows......but I don't think it has anything to do w. teacher tenure.

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Response to Smarmie Doofus (Reply #44)

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 05:20 PM

45. Agreed. She is clueless.

 

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