Former NBC and CNN anchor Campbell Brown will launch The Seventy Four, a non-profit website devoted to education reform. The site, which takes its name from the nation’s 74 million school-age children, will launch in mid-July.
“The future of our country is predicated on a strong education system that serves all 74 million of America’s children,” said Brown in a statement. “Unfortunately, for far too long, special interests have prioritized their own needs over the well-being of our students and have not been held accountable. We are long overdue for an honest conversation about what works and what doesn’t work. That’s why we started The Seventy Four, a newsroom with an unapologetic point of view that will serve as a platform for those without a voice.”
Brown is joined by editorial director Steven Snyder, a former assistant managing editor at TIME Magazine, and contributors including Cynthia Tucker and Michelle Bernard.
“By digging deep to uncover the facts, The Seventy Four will bring the truth about America’s education system to light,” said Romy Drucker, the site’s co-founder and CEO. “And by not being afraid to take a stand on issues that are controversial and polarizing, The Seventy Four will be a driving force in inspiring others to demand change.”