Former CNN Anchor Campbell Brown Launches Advocacy Group for Education Reform

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By Merrill Knox Comment

campbell brownIn the four years since Campbell Brown left cable news, she has stepped into the public arena in a different way: first as an advocate for women’s issues and, more recently, education reform. The Wall Street Journal reports the former CNN and NBC anchor has launched an advocacy group to help parents challenge teacher tenure and seniority laws in New York:

Campbell Brown, a former CNN anchor who has been a critic of job protections for teachers, launched the group, Partnership for Educational Justice, in December. She said six students have agreed to serve as plaintiffs, arguing they suffered from laws making it too expensive, time-consuming and burdensome to fire bad teachers.

Ms. Brown wants a verdict in her group’s case to spur legislators to come up with better education policies. “My hope is this would be a wake-up call to politicians who failed to solve these problems for years,” she said.

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