David vs. Goliath, Inc.

Can a scrappy little army bring down #edreform inc.?

Reader: I have a confession to make. My path has not been a righteous one. In fact the last time I attended a church service was in the 5th grade, when, as a *plus one* with my best friend’s family, I would pass a confused, incense-choked hour thinking longingly of the donuts that waited downstairs. But that all changed recently when I accompanied wonder blogger Mercedes Schneider to her southern Louisiana church. Her pastor gave a sermon about David and Goliath, so powerful, so perfect for our *2 big 2 fail* times that I have been thinking about it ever since.  Continue reading →

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! 

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