They have been planning their moves, and now they are ready. After the Vergara ruling in California, we heard there would be lawsuits in other states right away.
Reformer groups like theirs have something public school teachers don't have....money and power and contacts.
Brown, a former CNN anchor, is the founder of Partnership for Educational Justice, which wants to abolish teacher tenure in New York.Interesting she is on the board of Eva Moskowitz and her Success Charter Network
She is also a director of Success Academy Charter Schools, a charter school network that has tangled with New York Mayor Bill de Blasio.
Her husband, Senor, is a former adviser to the Romney campaign and spokesman for the Bush administration’s Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq.
Senor is on the board of StudentsFirstNY, another group that has faced off against the teachers unions. The organization is an affiliate of StudentsFirst, founded by former DC school chancellor Michelle Rhee.
Eva Moskowitz and her charters work secretly, as does Campbell Brown's group.
The increase for the Success Network is being carried out in a stealth manner, as is an accompanying proposal to reorganize its five Harlem schools — Harlem Success Academy 1 to 5 — under a single nonprofit corporation, even though they are located in three separate community school districts.Campbell's hubby has aligned himself with Michelle Rhee and her group called Students First
Moskowitz submitted a formal application in March to both the state and the city to amend her charters for the five schools, according to documents obtained by the Daily News.
But it was not until a week ago, on the evening of April 17, that the DOE informed local parents and community education councils by email that a hearing to solicit comments on the proposal would be held three days later.
“When we asked to see the actual proposal, we were told we would have to file a Freedom of Information (Act) request,” Noah Gotbaum of the District 3 Community Education Council on the upper West Side said.
And it looks like both of them depend greatly on good old Morning Joe.
Meanwhile teachers have a hard time making their voices heard over the reformer propaganda.