Sabrina Joy Stevens recently infiltrated a meeting of the American Legislative Exchange Council, a conservative think tank and “bill mill,” convening that day to draft new legislation favorable to what many education activists saw as a corporate, privatization-friendly agenda. Stevens stepped up to the mic and gave them a piece of her mind. “I see a majority of private sector members in this body,” she said, looking around the hall. “I also see a group of people who are not at all connected to public schools. … I’m going to come out of the closet right now as a teacher. I’m sure that I’m not really well-represented in this room. … I’ve got a huge problem, as somebody who’s lived through the kinds of policies you guys are voting on behind closed doors today. I have a huge problem with how this process works.” Stevens, a Washington, D.C.,-based writer, education activist, and self-described troublemaker, is now the executive director of Integrity in Education, a communications hub for public school advocates.