Words matter. These are the best Campbell Brown Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
The protests and pain over the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown had me wondering if we can ever experience the world as others do. For no matter how disputed the circumstances of both cases, many people see what happened in black and white.
When you have Candidate A saying the sky is blue, and Candidate B saying it’s a cloudy day, I look outside and I see, well, it’s a cloudy day. I should be able to tell my viewers, ‘Candidate A is wrong, Candidate B is right,’ and not have to say, ‘Well, you decide.’ Then it would be like I’m an idiot.
It is unimaginable that anyone, right or left, can aspire to be president without having thought about this. Every candidate has the stage; the Republicans have used it to fuss unproductively over the Common Core. The Democrats have all but refused to speak.
The consequences of substandard teaching go far beyond whether college or a good job is in reach. They affect earning potential, with implications throughout a person’s life.
I have had enough of the sexist treatment of Sarah Palin… I call upon the McCain campaign to stop treating Sarah Palin like she is a delicate flower who will wilt at any moment.
Education never quite gets the attention it deserves in presidential campaigns, but monster flip-flops surely do.
Charter opponents often try to delegitimize strong testing results like those in Boston by attributing them to excessive test prep – as New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio did recently.
I myself have raised plenty of questions about Sarah Palin, much to the annoyance of the McCain campaign. But those questions have been about her qualifications and experience, never her appearance.
I’m not going to do opinion. That’s not who I am.
Women get scrutinized based on appearance far more than men. And look, I speak from experience here. When I wear a bad outfit on the air, I get viewer e-mail complaining about it. A lot of e-mail. Seriously.
Any time you challenge a big powerful person or special interest, there’s going to be blowback.
As David Cameron realizes, we do not have time for the tweaks and increments favored by institutions built to resist change.
My second-grade teacher went around the class and asked everybody what they were going to be when they grew up. I said, ‘I want to travel the world,’ and he said, ‘You’ll be married and pregnant by 21, just like all the girls in this room.’
My mom was very much the product of a very paternalistic, deep-southern culture, but also a repressed feminist. Her way of being defiant was to raise us to be rebellious ourselves – basically, the opposite of who she had to be in her own life.
Heartless zealotry, whether from the religious right or from the teachers’ union on the left, is always troubling.
I had a moment where I left journalism, and I started getting interested in this issue and writing about it, where I felt there was a right side and a wrong side around a lot of these issues relating to education.
My friends in the TV news business are in a state of despair about Donald Trump, even as their bosses in the boardroom are giddy over what he’s doing for their once sagging ratings.
More and more parents and voters have rejected the teachers’ union antiquated, top down, one-size-fits-all approach to education and continue to elect candidates who embrace reform that celebrates students and empowers parents.
The government sets targets for increased four-year high school graduation rates as part of its agenda for improving Americans’ health.
Experience is a legitimate issue when John McCain raises it about Obama, and it’s also legitimate for us to raise it about Palin.
While the protection of speech is at the bedrock of our democracy, it’s critical as a nation that we exercise our right every day – and that includes embracing and engaging with those we may not agree with.
As anyone who has recently seen PG-13 movies knows, the level of violence in them has increased to the point of making the Motion Picture Association of America’s voluntary rating system meaningless.
Voters have demonstrated time and again that candidates who buck the teachers’ union are rewarded.
Common Core isn’t a test, but for some people it is, because they don’t like the testing piece of it.
There’s no reason why anyone’s job should become untouchable for the rest of their life.
Gay marriage passed in New York because four Republican legislators crossed party lines. They did it in part because they had true bipartisan financial support.
Parents should be allowed to choose which cable or satellite channels – sources of the most extreme content – come into their homes.
The simple fact is that not enough people want to watch my program, and I owe it to myself and to CNN to get out of the way so that CNN can try something else.
While the rest of the cable news world moved to opinion, CNN allowed me to stay true to my hard-news roots and supported me with a true commitment to old-school journalism.
As the ratings go up, so does advertising revenue.
Planned Parenthood has a large target on its back.
I don’t know if a government bailout will rescue America’s auto industry, but I do know that if there is a bailout, it better come with a big, bright stop sign and lots of strings attached.
Trump doesn’t force the networks to show his rallies live rather than do real reporting. Nor does he force anyone to accept his phone calls rather than demand that he do a face-to-face interview that would be a greater risk for him.
I was not so interested in night-after-night coverage of Michael Jackson’s death or Britney Spears’ latest breakdown – topics that were ‘breaking news’ at the time.
Perhaps there is no greater evidence that the teachers’ union has swung too far out of the mainstream that they both have been a target of near-constant criticism from Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.
Most of Planned Parenthood’s work focuses on health care for low-income women: things like screenings for breast cancer and diabetes, and family planning.
I’m trying to get my head in the game, think about the questions I wanted to ask, breast milk is flying everywhere – over my notes – and I – how do you ‘lean in’ at that moment? What is the equivalent of that for Wolf Blitzer or Joe Scarborough?
I didn’t get interested in education until I had kids.
In ‘The Founders,’ his new book about top charter schools, Richard Whitmire traces both the ‘revolution’ these schools brought about in many American cities as well as a parallel phenomenon, ‘the charter pushback campaigns.’
Human faces shouldn’t get lost amid the statistics.
Education has not traditionally been a large concern in presidential elections, presumably because the president does not run schools.
Lester is the Rock of Gibraltar. Nothing can rattle him. I am not. I was always flying off the handle about things. And the one person who could calm me down and make me realize that none of this silliness mattered was Lester Holt.
People say, ‘Are you going to be beating up one side or the other side?’ It’s everybody. It’s the entire education establishment that is in power.
I’m a mom, and my view of public education begins and ends with the fundamental question: Is this good for children?
I have been fortunate that publications like the ‘New York Times’ and ‘The Wall Street Journal’ have allowed me to share some of my opinions with a wider audience.