It seems that Campbell Brown and her Anti-tenure movement has hit a bump in the road according to the New York Post.
The law firm in the case of Davids Vs New York has decided to pull their lawsuit against Teacher’s tenure.
The law firm, Gibson Dunn pulled it’s case after bullying by Campbell Brown’s organization. (Doesn’t the New York City Department of Education have a zero tolerance policy towards Bullying?)
Funny thing is Gibson Dunn is the same law firm hired by Governor Chris Christie to handle the George Washington Bridge Scandal and according to public records Gibson Dunn has earned nearly 7.3 million dollars from New Jersey taxpayers.
Here are my questions:
WHY IS A POWERHOUSE LAW FIRM LIKE GIBSON DUNN FEARFUL OF CAMPBELL BROWN’S ORGANIZATION?
Obviously Gibson Dunn have strong political ties with the governor of New Jersey Chris Christie and the Republican party.(So who is Campbell Brown connected to? Here is a guess Vladimir Putin?)
WHO IS CAMPBELL BROWN AND HOW DID SHE BECOME AN ADVOCATE AGAINST TEACHER TENURE?
Ms. Brown is a former new anchor for CNN, but what I want to know is how much time does she have as a classroom teacher? It is also Obvious that her political clout is bigger than the firm of Gibson Dunn.
The reality is that education has become a business. I realized this when David Jimenez was name principal of Manhattan Center. Jimenez’s job was to break the will of the tenured staff by making false allegations against them and then forcing them out Jimenez then replaced these individuals with untenured teachers like Evan Decruz
(Read Evan’s story at http://decruztruth.wordpress.com)
As these untenured Teachers developed into strong and popular teachers Jimenez began writing them up and harassing them until they quit or he discontinued them.
I would honestly like to write that Tenure is a guarantee to a lifetime job, but it is not. Tenure is Due Process that at minimum guarantees a trial in a Kangaroo Court run by the New York City Department of Education. I SPEAK FROM EXPERIENCE. THESE HEARINGS ARE A TOTAL FARCE. TEACHERS ARE GUILTY UNTIL THEY CAN PROVE THEMSELVES INNOCENT. For example in my 3020A case I was charged with incompetence, but I was found guilty of insubordination because I reported the administration harassment of me. I was lucky enough to have Tenure. Untenured teachers like Lydia Howrilka and Evan Decruz were not as lucky.
Before Campbell Brown attacks tenure maybe she should become a classroom teacher in a system that views teachers as the enemy. Then after four years lets see if she thinks tenure is unnecessary.