Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Not the Onion: Campbell Brown Involved in Project to Protect Journalistic Integrity | Diane Ravitch's blog

Not the Onion: Campbell Brown Involved in Project to Protect Journalistic Integrity | Diane Ravitch's blog:

Not the Onion: Campbell Brown Involved in Project to Protect Journalistic Integrity

Campbell Brown made her reputation calling public school teachers “perverts” and attacking teachers’ unions for “protecting” any member accused of a crime (even if the accusation was false). She then went on to attack teachers’ rights to due process in the courts of two states. She is a close friend of Betsy DeVos, who funds Campbell Brown’s “The 74.” Brown is contemptuous of public schools and advocates for privatization via charters and vouchers. Like DeVos, she never attended a public school and never sent her children to one.
After collecting $12 million from the Billionaire Boys Club to start the pro-privatization website “The 74,” Brown was hired by Facebook to manage its partnerships with other news organizations.
Now get this. CUNY Graduate Center is creating a “News Integrity Initiative” to protect the integrity of journalism. Brown is the Facebook representative.
The Initiative could begin with The 74, which was created to slime a democratic institution–the nation’s public schools–which enroll nearly 90% of the children in this country and which is a foundational part of our democratic society, welcoming all children, including those with profound disabilities and children who don’t speak English.Not the Onion: Campbell Brown Involved in Project to Protect Journalistic Integrity | Diane Ravitch's blog:


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