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VIVA Teachers leader Freeda Pirillis in the New York Times

Fresh off being featured in our blog, Freeda Pirillis makes it into the New York Times, in quote and image:  “You can continue to say you’re accountable for x, y and z,” said Freeda Pirillis, a first-grade teacher at Agassiz Elementary School in Chicago. “But if you don’t support teachers and students in that work,


A Democracy Needs Authenticity

Where is the authenticity in American government? As I indulged in my weekly obsession—Sunday morning news talk shows—I was struck by the lack of candor spewing forth. These media-trained, on-message politicians and political commentators told us next to nothing that could be considered authentic information about our country, the campaign or the future. I turned