Lily in the “Ring of Fire” @ Netroots

Netroots Nation 2012 is here! Check out this quick pic from Providence as Lily talked with Sam Seder from Ring of Fire Radio about the implications of the Wisconsin vote, public education and how corporate interests with “an avalanche of money” are trying to destroy the middle class and the institutions that represent them. Lily More…

Livestream from Netroots: Bully: From Movie to Movement

Livestream! The new movie Bully has captured national attention and given a voice to youth pushed into the shadows and the families that fight for them. Join Lily, online activist Katie Butler, and Christie Marchese to discuss next steps in the Bully-Free movement More…

Go to the Movies. Save a Life

Bully is game changing in the way we think about and act on childhood bullying. What changes is the belief that bullying is simply a case of Kids Will Be Kids. Children are dying, and this movie tells the truth we don’t want to hear, but must hear. More…

These Educators Deserve a Movie Deal

There are two stories to tell in Chester Upland School District in Pennsylvania. One is a heroic story worthy of a book or movie deal. Chester Upland, a poor and predominantly minority district, is a long way from Hollywood, but it does have a star in Sara Ferguson. More…

Lily On Assignment With CNN’s Sanjay Gupta

Thousands of schools across the country are in tremendous need of repair, remodeling, or replacement. CNN’s Sanjay Gupta tours a Pennsylvania public school with Lily Eskelsen and learns firsthand how indoor air quality issues affect student success. Schools like this one fall woefully short in providing a minimum environment for effective teaching and learning. It More…

An International Diane Ravitch Moment?

For more than ten long, empty, intellectually dry and dishonest years, we’ve lived under the insanity of No Child Left Untested. (Someone told me not to be so negative. Trust me. I’m holding back.) Children, especially poor children, have been subjected to a corporate “reform” mentality of pass/fail by making their quota of test score points on some standardized garbage never designed to gauge anything more delicately complex than a child’s understanding of where the comma goes. More…