July 31, 2014 - Campbell Brown

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Obama supports putting women on U.S. currency, controversy swirls around coverage of the Gaza crisis, Satan sends text messages, and Campbell Brown talks education reform.

>> Stephen: WELCOME TO THE REPORT, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN!

(AUDIENCE CHANTS "STEPHEN")(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> Stephen: THANK YOU SOMUCH FOR JOINING US.

FOLKS,-- WHAT A LOVELY MOB.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)>> Stephen: FOLKS, YOU KNOW-- IF

YOU'VE BEEN WATCHING THISSHOW, IF YOU'VE BEEN

WATCHING THIS SHOW FOR THEPAST FIVE YEARS, AND I HOPE

YOU HAVE BEEN, IT'S NO SECRETTHAT BARACK OBAMA IS RUINING

OUR ECONOMY.

ASK YOURSELF-- ASK YOURSELFTHIS QUESTION.

UNDER HIS LEADERSHIP ARE YOUAS RICH AS YOU'D LIKE TO BE?

I KNOW I COULD IMAGINE MEHAVING MORE MONEY.

(LAUGHTER) I JUST DID. WELL, JUST LISTEN TO THE LATEST

MONETARY POLICY THEPRESIDENT IS GETTING FROM

HIS SO-CALLED ECONOMICADVISORS.

>> LAST WEEK A YOUNG GIRLWROTE TO ASK ME WHY AREN'T

THERE ANY WOMEN ON OURCURRENCY.

AND THEN SHE GAVE ME LIKE ALONG LIST OF POSSIBLE WOMEN

TO PUT ON OUR DOLLAR BILLSAND QUARTERS AND STUFF.

WHICH I THOUGHT WAS A PRETTYGOOD IDEA.

>> Stephen: A PRETTY GOODIDEA?

A PRETTY GOOD IDEA?

JUST LOOK AT OUR MONEY.

IT TOOK OVER 200 YEARS FOROUR CURRENCY TO ACHIEVE THE

PERFECT BALANCE OF DEADWHITE GUYS AND SECRET

ILLUMINATI SYMBOLS.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)PLEASE ACCEPT MY APPLICATION.

AND THINK OF THE ECONOMICCONSEQUENCES HERE.

IF WE PUT A WOMAN ON THE $1BILL,

IT WILL BE WORTH ONLY 77 CENTS.

PLUS THINK ABOUT THIS.

I MEAN JUST FROM A MORAL,JUST FROM A MORAL POINT OF

VIEW IF MY WALLET IS FILLEDWITH LADIES, I CAN'T KEEP IT

NEXT TO MY BUTT, I'M AMARRIED MAN.

AND WHAT ABOUT WHEN YOU ANDYOUR BROS ARE HAVING A

GUYS' NIGHT OUT? IF THERE IS AFEMALE FACE ON THE MONEY

TUCKING IT INTO A G STRINGMIGHT SOMEHOW FEEL DEMEANING TO

WOMEN. AND SURE RIGHT NOWTHERE AREN'T ANY WOMEN ON

OUR CASH BUT THERE AREPLENTY OF PORTRAITS OF WOMEN

IN OTHER IMPORTANT PLACES.

BATHROOM SIGNS, MUD FLAPS,SYRUP BOTTLES.

AND IF WOMEN GET ON PAPERMONEY I DEMAND A

MR. BUTTERWORTH.

WHERE DOES OBAMA EXPECT TOFIT ALL THESE WOMEN.

IS HE GOING TO MAKE NEWBILLS?

WHAT DENOMINATION WILL ITBE.

3, 7, SHOE?

MORE IMPORTANTLY, WHATPRESIDENT OBAMA FAILS TO

REALIZE HERE IS THAT WEALREADY HAVE CURRENCY WITH A

WOMAN ON IT.

THE $2 BILL.

IT'S NOT USED MUCH, I KNOW,BUT IT PROUDLY HONORS OUR

FOUNDING MOTHER,MRS. DOUBTFIRE.

NATION, I'VE JUST BEENINFORMED THAT STARTING

TOMORROW ISRAEL AND HAMASWILL BEGIN A 72 HOUR

HUMANITARIAN CEASE-FIRE.

THOUGH THEY HAVE AGREED INHOUR 73 TO RESUME THEIR

INHUMANITY. THIS CONFLICT INISRAEL HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR,

WHAT IS TODAY, JULY 31st,3,000 YEARS.

(LAUGHTER)AND WE'VE ALL BEEN

HEARTBROKEN BY THE HORRORSOF THIS WAR.

BUT NOW THERE HAVE BEENDISTURBING REPORTS OF DAMAGE

TO ONE OF OUR MOST IMPORTANTINTERNATIONAL INSTITUTIONS,

ONE DIRECTION, WHO AREACCORDING TO CREDIBLE

REPORTS, DIVIDED OVER GAZA.

THAT'S RIGHT.

ONE DIRECTION-- (LAUGHTER)

ONE DIRECTION-- (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

NOW HAS TWO DIRECTIONS.

(LAUGHTER)I MEAN THIS MAKES ME

QUESTION A LOT OF MYPREVIOUS ASSUMPTIONS.

I MEAN WHAT IF YOU DO KNOWTHAT YOU'RE BEAUTIFUL?

THAT WOULD MEAN YOU'RE NOLONGER BEAUTIFUL.

I MEAN THIS COULD SUBVERTTHE ENTIRE FIELD OF BOY BAND

EPISTEMOLOGY.

OF COURSE THERE ARE OTHERVICTIMS OF THIS CONFLICT,

THE NEWS MEDIA.

WITH ACCUSATIONS OF BIASBEING HURLED FROM ALL SIDES,

REPORTERS, ANCHORS ANDPUNDITS ARE CAUGHT IN THE

CROSSFIRE.

THOUGH OF COURSE NOT CNN'SCROSSFIRE.

NOT EVEN U.N. INSPECTORSHAVE SEEN THAT SHOW.

JUST LISTEN, LISTEN TO SOMEOF THESE SERIOUS ALLEGATIONS

THAT THE MEDIA HAS APRO-ISRAEL SLANT.

>> TAKE A LOOK AT THIS.

JUST A FEW OF THE ISRAELIPRIME MINISTER BENJAMIN

NETANYAHU'S INTERVIEWS ONAMERICAN NETWORKS IN RECENT

WEEKS.

>> BENJAMIN NETANYAHU ISBEEN ON TELEVISION SO MUCH

YOU WOULD THINK HE WAS ANANCHOR, A COANCHOR ON SOME

OF THESE SHOWS.

BENJAMIN NETANYAHU ANDISRAEL PROPAGANDISTS

ARE LARGELY GIVENCARTE BLANCHE TO SAY WHAT

THEY WANT ON AMERICANINFORMATION WITH LITTLE

PUSHBACK.

>> LOOK HOW MUCH AIR TIMENETANYAHU AND HIS FOLKS HAVE

ON AIR ON DAILY BASIS.

I'VE NEVER SEEN ONE PALESTINIANBEING INTERVIEWED.

WE'RE RIDICULOUS.

WE ARE DISGUSTINGLY BIASEDWHEN IT COMES TO THIS ISSUE.

>> Stephen: REALLY?

I DO NOT SEE A PRO-ISRAELBIAS ON MSNBC OR ON CNN'S

THE SITUATION KIBBUTZ

BECAUSE GOD KNOWS CHARGES OFBIAS GO BOTH WAYS.

HERE IS HOW THEY SAY THEMEDIA'S ANTI-ISRAEL BIAS

WORKS.

>> WHAT ABOUT THIS CHARGETHAT WE HEAR FROM ISRAELI

LEADERS AND SOME OF THEIRSUPPORTERS IN THE MEDIA THE

PALESTINIANS DELIBERATELYDISPLAY DEAD BODIES TO SCORE

PROPAGANDA POINTS.

IS THAT A FAIR ALLEGATION.

>> YOU SEE THE PICTURE OFTHE CIVILIAN DESTRUCTION AND

THE CIVILIAN CASUALTIES.

SO IT'S ALMOST AN UNFAIRCOMPARISON WHEN YOU SEE

BODIES VERSUS TALKING HEADS.

>> THEY ARE LOSING THIS.

THEY ONLY HAVE THE FACE OFBENJAMIN NETANYAHU.

YOU CAN'T COMPETE WITH DEADBODIES.

>> Stephen: SHE'S RIGHT.

BECAUSE THAT'S HOW WARWORKS.

WE ALL KNOW WHOEVER HAS THEMOST DEAD BODIES WINS.

(LAUGHTER)THANKFULLY, A GROUP CALLED

THE INTERNATIONAL PRESSINSTITUTE HAS STEPPED IN TO

END THE CONFLICT OVERREPORTING ON THIS CONFLICT.

IT'S A NONPROFIT THATPROMOTES PRESS FREEDOMS

AROUND THE WORLD.

AND IT HAS CREATED A HELPFULGUIDE TO COVERING THE

ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN CONFLICTCALLED USE WITH CARE, A

REPORTER'S GLOSSARY OFLOADED LANGUAGE.

>> I'VE GOT THE LIST RIGHTHERE, ALL RIGHT.

THIS IS THE ACTUAL LIST.

SO I CAN REPORT ON THECONFLICT WITHOUT USING ANY

SENSITIVE TRIGGER WORDS.

FOR INSTANCE, THE WORDTRIGGER.

(LAUGHTER)AND TO HELP ME DO THAT, I'VE

GOT MY INTERN JAY.

JAY THE INTERN, COME ON OUT,EVERYBODY.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)>> Stephen: OKAY, NOW, FOLKS,

JAY, GOOD TO SEE YOU MYFRIEND, NICE TO SEE YOU.

NOW FOLKS, WHAT WE'VE DONE,JAY AND I HAVE SET UP A

COMPUTERIZED MONITORINGSYSTEM TO ALERT ME WITH THIS

VERY COMPUTERY RED COMPUTERLIGHT, IF I INADVERTENTLY

USE A WORD THAT IS OFFENSIVETO ONE SIDE OR THE OTHER, IT

WILL ALERT ME.

NOW WITH THAT IN MIND, LET'SGET RIGHT TO THE LATEST FROM

THESE DISPUTED AREAS.

>> WHAT WAS THAT.

WHAT WAS THAT?

>> ARE YOU NOT SUPPOSED TOSAY DISPUTED AREAS.

THE GUIDE SAYS THERE ISTECHNICALLY A DISPUTE BUT

PRO PALESTINIANS FEEL THATREFERENCE TO DISPUTED AREAS

LEGITIMIZES THE ISRAELIGOVERNMENT'S CONTROL OF

THEM.

>> Stephen: OKAY.

THEN I WILL CALL THEM SHOOTYPLACES.

(LAUGHTER)NOW TO THE LATEST UPDATE ON

THE AGGRESSION-- WAIT WHATDID I SAY.

>> AGGRESSION.

ISRAELIS FIND THE WORDPROBLEMATIC WHEN USED TO

DESCRIBE MILITARYOPERATIONS.

>> Stephen: THAT'S PERFECTLYUNDERSTANDABLE.

OKAY THEN ON TO THE LATESTMEASURES --

>> NO MEASURES.

>> Stephen: RIGHT, RIGHT,BECAUSE THAT IMPLIES SOMEONE

THOUGHT BEFORE DOINGSOMETHING.

OKAY, OKAY, HOW ABOUT THIS.

WE NOW TURN TO THE LATESTACTIONS.

ACTIVITY

TODAY THINGS OCCURRED-- (LAUGHTER)

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)MEANWHILE IN JERUSALEM-- IT'S

THE NAME OF A CITY.

(LAUGHTER)BUT IT'S A VERY DISPUTED

AREA.

>> AHA!!

NOT SO EASY, IS IT, JAY.

YOU KNOW WHAT, JUST FORGETTHIS WHOLE THING.

THE ENTIRE SITUATION IS[BLEEP].

(LAUGHTER)(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

OH, WELL, GREAT, WELL GREAT.

WELL THEN WE'LL HAVECOMPLETE COVERAGE OF THIS

CLUSTER [BLEEP] UNTIL THEYREACH A FINAL SETTLEMENT.

CLOSURE-- HUMMUS-- WE'LL BERIGHT BACK.

SERIOUSLY?

I CAN'T SAY THAT?

>> Stephen: WELCOME BACK,EVERYBODY.

NATION, NATION, I HAVE SAIDIT BEFORE, YOU KNOW IT-- FOLKS,

OPINIONS ARE LIKE A-HOLES,IN THAT MINE IS THE BEST.

THIS IS TIP OF THE HAT, WAGOF THE FINGER.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)FIRST UP, FOLKS, SOME SCARY

NEWS OUT OF POLAND WHERE APRIEST CLAIMS TO BE

RECEIVING TEXT MESSAGES FROMTHE DEVIL AFTER PERFORMING

AN EXORCISM ON A POLISH GIRLCAUSING SATAN TO POSSESS HER

MOBILE PHONE.

I GOT TO SAY SATAN USINGCELL PHONES DOES MAKE SENSE,

THOUGH SATAN'S CONTRACTS ARESLIGHTLY EASIER TO GET OUT

OF.

I THINK WE'VE ALL WOKEN UPAFTER A NIGHT OF DRINKING

AND FOUND OUR PHONE SENTSOME TEXTS THAT COULD ONLY

BE THE WORK OF THE PRINCE OFDARKNESS.

AND I HAVE NO IDEA HOW HEGOT PHOTOS OF MY GROIN,

CHARLENE.

SO I GOT TO GIVE A RELUCTANTWAG OF MY FINGER TO

BEELZEBUB FOR PHONING THISONE IN, COME ON YOU ARE THE

PRINCE OF LIE, THEINCARNATIONS OF ALL EVIL, THE

SULTAN OF SWAT.

AND THIS IS THE BEST YOU CANDO?

I KNOW SLOTH IS A DEADLY SINBUT POSSESSING A CELL PHONE

IS JUST DAMN LAZY.

IS POSSESSING SOMEONEFACE-TO-FACE JUST TOO MUCH

EFFORT FOR TODAY'SMILLENNIAL DEMONS?

WHATEVER HAPPENED IT TO ALITTLE HUMAN DEVIL CONTACT.

IN MY DAY THIS IS WHATPOSSESSION WAS.

WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO,SEND AN EMOJI FOR

PROJECTILE VOMIT?

AND THEN TEXT ROFTMHO FORROLLING ON THE FLOOR

TWISTING MY HEAD OFF?

BUT FOR ANYONE OUT THERE WHOSUSPECTS THEIR SMART PHONE

MIGHT BE IN NEED OF TEXT-ORCISM,DO NOT TAKE IT TO THE GENIUS

BAR.

YOU WILL BE THERE FOR ANETERNITY.

(LAUGHTER)STAY TUNED FOR MORE OF THE

TIP WAG POWER HOUR COMING UPRIGHT AFTER THIS SENTENCE.

NEXT UP ON TIP WAG EVERYONEKNOWS NASA HAS SEEN BETTER

DAYS.

THE BUDGETS WERE BIGGER, THEGOALS WERE HIGHER, EVERYONE

LOOKED LIKE ED HARRIS.

NOW OUR SPACE PROGRAM ISGUTTED.

BUT LIKE THE CREW OF APOLLO13 I HAVE NEVER LOST HOPE

AND I STORE MY URINE INBAGS.

WELL, OVER THE WEEKEND,FOLKS, AMERICA FINALLY GOT

SOME GOOD NASA NEWS.

>> NASA'S SPACE ROVER ONMARS MAKING SOME NEWS OF ITS

OWN ON SUNDAY DRIVING 25MILES, SETTING A NEW RECORD

FOR THE LONGEST OFF-EARTHDRIVING DISTANCE SINCE IT

ARRIVED IN MARS IN 2004.

>> Stephen: WHICH IS WHY I'MGIVING A TIP OF THE HAT TO

NASA FOR THEIR FEAT OF OFFPLANET ROAD OFF-ROADING.

THAT'S QUITE AN ACHIEVEMENT,FOLKS.

BECAUSE AS THE ROVER'SPROJECT MANAGER SAID,

OPPORTUNITY WAS ONLYINTENDED TO DRIVE ABOUT ONE

KILOMETER.

SO BASICALLY ABOUT AS MUCHAS A CHEVY COBALT.

BUT WHAT REALLY HAS MEEXCITED ABOUT THIS NEW

RECORD IS THE RECORD ITBROKE WHICH HAD BEEN HELD BY

THE SOVIET UNION'S REMOTECONTROLLED LUNOKHOD 2 ROVER

WHICH COVERED 24.2 MILES ONTHE MOON BACK IN 1973.

WHICH EXPLAINS WHYOPPORTUNITY USED ITS 25

MILES OF TIRE TRACKS TOSPELL OUT SUCK IT, VLAD!

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)>> Stephen: WE'LL BE RIGHT

BACK.

>> Stephen: WELCOME BACK,EVERYBODY, MY GUEST TONIGHT

IS THE FOUNDER OF THEEDUCATIONAL REFORM GROUP,

PARENTS TRANSPARENCY PROJECT.ONE OF THEIR FIRST GOALS: SAYING

"PARENTS TRANSPARENCY PROJECT" 3TIMES FAST.

PLEASE WELCOME CAMPBELLBROWN.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)CAMPBELL GOOD TO

SEE YOU, THANKS FOR COMINGON.

NICE TO SEE YOU AGAIN.

IT HAS BEEN AWHILE.

>> IT AS BEEN AWHILE.

>> Stephen: YOU ARE A FORMERANCHOR FOR CNN AND NBC.

SINCE LEAVING TV NEWS YOUHAVE BECOME AN ADVOCATE FOR

SCHOOL CHOICE AND EDUCATIONREFORM. MOST RECENT PROJECT

IS THE PARTNERSHIP FOREDUCATIONAL JUSTICE WHICH FILED

SUIT AGAINST THE STATE OF NEWYORK THIS WEEK CHALLENGING

TEACHER TENURE IN THE PUBLICSCHOOL.

NOW I'M NO FAN OF UNIONS,BUT WHY DO YOU HAVE YOUR

GUNS OUT FOR THESE PEOPLE.

IS IT THE SAME REASON I AM?

SO THEY CAN QUIT THEIRLAVISH LIFESTYLE OF THEIR

1983 HONDA CIVICSDRIVING AROUND TOWN?

>> FIRST LET ME CORRECTSOMETHING YOU SAID.

WE'RE NOT FILING THELAWSUIT.

SEVEN PARENTS IN NEW YORKCITY WHO HAVE KIDS IN NEW

YORK STATE WHO HAVE KIDS INPUBLIC SCHOOLS ARE BRINGING

THIS LAWSUIT.

>> Stephen: WHAT IS YOURROLE, JUST A BUTINSKI?

>> WE'RE HELPING THEM ANDSUPPORTING THEM.

>> Stephen: HOW ARE YOUSUPPORTING THEM, GIVING THEM

MONEY, CASH?

>> NO, WE'RE HELPING THEMFIND LEGAL HELP IN ORDER TO

BRING THEIR CASE.

>> Stephen: YOU'RE NOTHELPING PAY FOR THE LEGAL

HELP.

>> THE LEGAL HELP IS PROBONO.

>> Stephen: IT'S PRO BONO.

I DON'T SPEAK SPANISH.

(LAUGHTER)SORRY, NO HABLA PRO BONO.

>> KIRKLAND & ELLIS IS THE LAWFIRM DOING THE WORK AND THEY'RE

DOING IT FOR FREE, THAT MEANSFOR FREE.

>> Stephen: OKAY.

SO YOU GOT SOME PEOPLE MADAT YOU FOR THIS.

THIS DOESN'T HAPPEN VERYOFTEN BUT THERE WERE

PROTESTORS OUTSIDE OF MYSTUDIO TODAY.

>> I HEARD.

>> Stephen: GOING AFTER ACAMPBELL BROWN.

WHAT YOU HAVE DONE TO UPSETTHESE PEOPLE?

>> WELL, I MEAN THEY'RETRYING TO SILENCE THE DEBATE,

THAT IS A REALLY IMPORTANTDEBATE THAT WE SHOULD BE

HAVING IN THIS COUNTRY.

>> Stephen: DO THEY NOT HAVETHE RIGHT TO PROTEST?

ARE YOU SILENCING THEPROTEST.

>> ABSOLUTELY NOT.

BUT I WANT THESE PARENTS TOHAVE A VOICE IN THIS DEBATE

TOO.

AND WHAT THEY'RE TRYING TODO IS CHANGE A PUBLIC

EDUCATION SYSTEM IN THISCOUNTRY THAT PEOPLE ACROSS

THE POLITICAL SPECTRUMBELIEVE IS IN CRISIS AND

NEEDS TO CHANGE.

>> Stephen: HOW IS IT CRISISIN NEW YORK, WHAT IS THE

PROBLEM HERE.

>> SO IF YOU LOOK AT THEOUTCOMES, STUDENT OUTCOMES

IN NEW YORK, OKAY, SO 91% OFTEACHERS AROUND THE STATE OF

NEW YORK ARE RATED EITHEREFFECTIVE OR HIGHLY

EFFECTIVE AND YET 31%, 31%OF OUR KIDS ARE READING,

WRITING AND DOING MATH ATGRADE LEVEL.

HOW DOES THAT COMPUTE.

HOW YOU CAN ARGUE THE STATUSQUO IS OKAY WITH NUMBERS

LIKE THAT.

>> Stephen: I WENT TO PUBLICSCHOOL IN SOUTH CAROLINA AND

31% SOUNDS LIKE A MAJORITYTO ME.

OKAY.

OKAY.

BUT SO WHY ARE WEBLAMING-- WHY ARE WE BLAMING

THE TEACHERS?

MAYBE IT'S THE DUMB KIDS,YOU EVER THOUGHT ABOUT THAT?

KIDS ARE RATED EFFECTIVEMAYBE WE CUT THE KIDS LOOSE

AND PUT THEM BACK IN THEBOBBIN FACTORY.

>> THIS IS NOT ABOUT BLAMINGTEACHERS.

>> Stephen: BLAMING TEACHERS,SOUNDS LIKE YOU ARE, THE

TEACHERS UNION, HERE, AREN'TYOU.

>> I AM BLAMING THETEACHER'S UNION BECAUSE THEY

ARE FIGHTING ATTEMPTS TOCHANGE LAWS THAT ARE

ANACHRONISTIC.

>> Stephen: AGAIN, IDON'T --

>> OUTDATED, ANTIQUATED.

>> Stephen: OKAY, THATSOUNDS GOOD.

>> SO YOU KNOW, IT COMESDOWN TO WHAT YOUR PRIORITIES

ARE.

AND IF PUBLIC EDUCATION ISABOUT KIDS, THEN EVERY

DECISION WE MAKE SHOULD BEFOCUSED ON THE QUESTION OF

IS THIS GOOD FOR A CHILD.

AND THAT SHOULD BE THEDRIVING FOCUS AND THE

PRIORITY, WHEN WE DECIDEWHAT OUR POLICIES SHOULD BE

AND WHAT OUR LAWS SHOULD BE.

(APPLAUSE)>> Stephen: THEY'RE GOING TO

CLAP -->> WHAT DO THEY KNOW.

>> Stephen: YOU ARE PLAYINGTHE GOOD FOR CHILD CARD.

OKAY.

IS THIS BASED ON CHILDRENBEING ABLE TO GET ACCESS TO

EQUAL EDUCATION?

>> THAT'S EXACTLY RIGHT.

THERE WAS A SIMILAR CASE INCALIFORNIA.

AND THE PLAINTIFFS IN THATCASE WON.

AND SOME OF OUR PLAINTIFFSTHE HERE TONIGHT ARE HAPPY TO

BE HERE.

>> Stephen: YOU CAN MENTIONT I WILL EDITED IT OUT BUT

YOU CAN MENTION IT.

THE THING IS AREN'T YOUOPENING A CAN OF WORMS THERE

BECAUSE IF YOU SAY THE KIDSARE ENTITLED TO EQUAL

EDUCATION IF THAT IS YOURARGUMENT, DOESN'T THAT MEAN

EVENTUALLY YOU'RE GOING TOSAY EVERY CHILD IN THE STATE

OF NEW YORK SHOULD HAVE THESAME AMOUNT OF MONEY SPENT

ON THEIR EDUCATION?

RICH COMMUNITY, POORCOMMUNITY, POOL IT ALL IN,

SPLIT IT ALL UP AMONG BOBBY ,SUSIE AND BILLY EVERYWHERE.

BECAUSE THE ARGUMENT ISEVERYONE GETS THE SAME

OPPORTUNITY.

>> BUT YOU'RE SUGGESTINGTHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT THE

MONEY.

AND I THINK-- .

>> Stephen: YOU'RESUGGESTING IT'S ABOUT

EQUALITY AND MONEY IS ONE OFTHE EQUATIONS IN EQUALITY OR

HAVE I JUST SCHOOLED YOU?

>> THERE HAVE BEEN MANYCASES BROUGHT TO FIGHT THE

CAUSE THAT ARE YOU BRINGINGUP RIGHT NOW.

BUT IN ADDITION TO THAT,BECAUSE I DO THINK THERE

SHOULD BE EQUALITY IN THEMONEY.

I THINK WE SHOULD BE PAYINGTEACHERS MORE.

BUT ON TOP OF THAT WE SHOULDALSO BE TREATING TEACHERS

LIKE PROFESSIONALS,EVALUATING THEM AND TRYING

TO GET AN EFFECTIVE TEACHER INEVERY KID'S

CLASSROOM.

AND ALL THE RESEARCH SHOWSTHAT THE LEAST EFFECTIVE

TEACHERS ARE BEING CENTEREDIN THE MOST DISADVANTAGED

SCHOOLS.

SO THE POOR-- .

>> Stephen: HOW DOES THATWORK OUT.

>> SO WHAT THE TENURE LAWSDO COMBINED WITH DISMISSAL

PROTECTIONS IS MAKE ITIMPOSSIBLE TO FIRE A TEACHER

WHO IS FOUND TO BEINCOMPETENT.

IT TAKES ON AVERAGE 830 DAYSTO FIRE A TEACHER WHO HAS

BEEN FOUND TO BEINCOMPETENT.

>> Stephen: WHO GETS TO SAYWHETHER A TEACHER IS A GOOD

OR BAD TEACHER.

WHO GETS TO MAKE THAT CALL.

>> IT'S A COMBINATION OF THEPRINCIPALS AND THE PEOPLE

WHO ARE IN CHARGE OF, YOUKNOW, YOU HAVE TO EVALUATE.

>> Stephen: PARENTSCOMPLAINING.

>> IF A LOT OF PARENTS ARECOMPLAINING, THERE IS

PROBABLY SOMETHING TO THAT.

>> Stephen: WHAT IF ARE YOUSOMEPLACE WHERE THE PARENTS

DON'T WANT CERTAIN THINGSTAUGHT TO THE KIDS, BECAUSE

I WOULD LOVE MY KIDS NOT TOBE TAUGHT EVOLUTION.

COULD I GET A TEACHER FIREDIF I BELIEVED EVOLUTION

WASN'T A GOOD THING IF THEYDIDN'T HAVE TENURE.

>> THAT IS ONE OF THEARGUMENTS IS THAT THEY'RE

GOING TO LOSE-- .

>> Stephen: I'M IN THE INTHE UNION.

>> THEY ARE GOING TO LOSEDUE PROCESS IF WE CHANGE

THESE LAWS BUT THAT'S SIMPLYNOT TRUE.

EVERYBODY HAS A RIGHT TO DUEPROCESS AND A RIGHT TO A

FAIR HEARING.

IT'S VERY HARD TO ARGUE THATA LAW THAT MAKES TEACHER

LAYOFF DECISIONS OREMPLOYMENT DECISIONS SOLELY

BASED ON SENIORITY IS THERIGHT THING TO DO.

WHEN YOU HAVE THE TEACHER OFTHE YEAR IN CALIFORNIA BEING

LAID OFF AND A TEACHER WHOHAS BEEN FOUND TO BE

INCOMPETENT KEEPING THEIRJOB.

WHAT DOES THAT DO TO THEKIDS?

I GET THAT YOU WANT TODEFEND TEACHERS.

AND NOBODY WANTS TO ATTACKTEACHERS.

>> Stephen: I DON'T REALLYWANT TO DEFEND TEACHERS OR

UNIONS, I MOSTLY JUST WANTTO ATTACK YOU.

JUST TRYING TO WIN,CAMPBELL.

>> WHY.

>> Stephen: JUST TRYING TOWIN, ALL RIGHT.

YOUR ORGANIZATION, WHEREDOES ITS MONEY COMES FROM.

THAT IS ONE OF THE THINGSTHEY ASKED ME TO ASK YOU.

>> I SAW THAT ON MY TWITTERFEED TODAY.

WHO IS FUNDING THIS EFFORT?

>> Stephen: WHO IS FUNDINGYOUR EFFORT.

>> KIRKLAND ELLIS, THE LAWFIRM.

>> Stephen: THE LAW FIRM ISFUNDING IT.

>> THE LAW FIRM IS DOINGTHIS FOR FREE SO WE HAVEN'T

GONE OUT TO RAISE MONEY.

>> Stephen: YOU HAVEN'TRAISED ANY MONEY.

>> I'M GOING IT TO BERAISING LOTS OF MONEY

BECAUSE WE'RE GOING TO TRYTO BRING-- .

>> Stephen: AFTER THIS, THECOLBERT BUMP, YOU'RE GOING

TO BE ROLLING IN IT.

(APPLAUSE)>> BUT WE WANT THIS TO BE,

WE WANT THIS TO BE ANATIONAL EFFORT.

WE WANT TO HELP PARENTS INSTATES ACROSS THE COUNTRY

WHO WANT TO DO SIMILARTHINGS.

>> Stephen: SO ITSPARTNERSHIP FOR EDUCATIONAL

JUSTICE HAS NOT RAISED ANYMONEY SO FAR.

>> YEAH, WE ARE RAISINGMONEY.

>> Stephen: WHO DID YOURAISE IT FROM.

>> I'M NOT GOING TO REVEALTHE DONORS.

>> Stephen: I RESPECT THATBECAUSE I HAVE HAD A SUPER

PAC.

>> I HEAR YOU.

BUT PART OF THE REASON ISTHE PEOPLE WHO ARE OUTSIDE

TODAY TRYING TO PROTEST,TRYING TO SILENCE OUR

PARENTS WHO WANT TO HAVE AVOICE.

>> Stephen: EXERCISING THEFIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS.

>> ABSOLUTELY.

BUT THEY'RE ALSO GOING TO GOAFTER PEOPLE WHO ARE FUNDING

THIS.

AND I THINK THIS IS A GOODCAUSE AND AN IMPORTANT

CAUSE.

AND IF SOMEONE WANTS TOCONTRIBUTE TO THIS CAUSE

WITHOUT HAVING TO PUT THEIRNAME ON IT, SO THEY BECOME A

TARGET OF THE PEOPLE WHO AREOUTSIDE EARLIER TODAY, THEN

I RESPECT THAT.

>> Stephen: WELL, I RESPECTYOU.

(LAUGHTER)I WAS TRYING TO FIGURE OUT

WHO I WOULD RESPECT AT THISTABLE.

AND THERE WAS NO ONE LEFTBUT YOU.

CAMPBELL, THANK YOU SO MUCHFOR JOINING US.

>> GOOD TO SEE YOU.

>> Stephen: CAMPBELL BROWN,PARTNERSHIP FOR EDUCATIONAL

JUSTICE. WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

>> Stephen: WELL THAT'S ITFOR THE REPORT, EVERYBODY.

GOOD NIGHT.(BUZZER SOUND)

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

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