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ACTIVISM: Watch: Teacher Infiltrates ALEC Education Meeting, Confronts Members


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Cal
- 585 days ago - alternet.org
Education activist Sabrina Joy Stevens, a former teacher in the Denver school system, tells right-wing, would-be policymakers how their agenda is destructive to education



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Lois Jordan (55)
Monday December 3, 2012, 5:22 pm
Noted. Thanks, Cal, I love watching people speak truth to power. This was wonderful. Kudos to the teacher!
 

Yulan Lawson (156)
Monday December 3, 2012, 5:32 pm
Awesome, we need more people to speak up about the truth rather than hiding behind skirts and suits.
 

Kit B. (277)
Monday December 3, 2012, 5:32 pm

Oh yeah, Sabrina - tell them the facts. She was Right On target. Want to take notes on what is wrong with National policies? There it is - bingo!
 

Yulan Lawson (156)
Monday December 3, 2012, 5:45 pm
Wow, you girt. I hope this goes viral and Sabrina, brave and caring lady, ends up on the Opera chair very soon.
 

John B. (215)
Monday December 3, 2012, 8:36 pm
Thanks Cal for the link to the article and the video. Kudos to Ms.Stevens for her action in confronting the members of the committee. Read, viewed and noted.
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 4:54 am
Thanks.
 

Alexandra Rodda (176)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 5:46 am
Good on her!
 

Susanne R. (249)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 6:36 am
Sabrina Joy Stevens is a very impressive young woman! I hope her video goes viral. People need to understand ALEC --in some cases, to be made aware of it existence-- and I think her video and her shared personal perspective could go a long way in accomplishing that!
 

Nichole L. (68)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 8:38 am
I'm an educator. Thank you for your courage, Ms. Stevens!
 

Rosary G. (3)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 12:40 pm

Well done, Sabrina.
Who ARE those people, and why are they allowed to do this? Downright creepy when you think about it. Such "policymaking" should be a crime - no, actually it IS a crime, but it should also be treated as one by law.
 

Robert O. (12)
Wednesday December 5, 2012, 12:19 am
I applaud her for courage to stand up to them and you just know they were not pleased to have somebody they probably feel is inferior to them, confront them with the cold hard realities of their ridiculous selfish, elitist agendas. Long story short, the right wingers are full of sh*t as usual.
 

Dave C. (209)
Wednesday December 5, 2012, 8:23 am
what a great young woman!!!

Note that ALEC is a 4 letter word....
 

Yvonne Taylor (41)
Wednesday December 5, 2012, 2:13 pm
What a great young lady! posted on Facebook, thanks.
 

Theodore Shayne (56)
Wednesday December 5, 2012, 4:33 pm
Consider that Tweeted on my page.
 

JL A. (274)
Wednesday December 5, 2012, 9:46 pm
A four letter word that thankfully continues to bleed members as the costs of membership exceed the rewards...
 

Vincenzo Correale (197)
Thursday December 6, 2012, 12:34 pm
Thanks!
 

Susan Allen (220)
Thursday December 6, 2012, 5:21 pm
Brave lady.
 

Misty Lemons (0)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 3:01 pm
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