Happy Birthday, Mercedes

In which I sit down with wonder-blogger Mercedes Schneider to talk about her life, her blog and a whole lot more…

On a recent trip to Louisiana I got to spend some time with wonder-blogger Mercedes Schneider, whose blog on education reform turned one year old this week. (If you don’t know it, you should). In my interview with her, Mercedes opens up about her personal story, including the correct pronunciation of her name (hint: it’s not Mercedes like the car…), how she got so smart, and what motivated her to become a powerful (and prolific) voice against the corporate education reform movement. And don’t miss the part where I ask her what she’d really like to say to AFT President Randi Weingarten! 



  1. All the way from Australia, and after 37 years as a teacher, thanks for this – really inspiring.

  2. What a wonderful interview! Thanks for sharing it. I never miss a posting from either of you as I appreciate the ways you, individually, use your unique skills and talents to shine a spotlight on the important issues facing public education today. I’m a huge fan!

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