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My Blog is 10 Years Old Today. :)

January 25, 2023

Today marked the 10-year anniversary of my blog.

I thought I might take a moment to mark the occasion.

In the past couple of years, my posting has decreased quite a bit. I am spending more time helping my mother do life, which is as it should be. What is wonderful is that over the past decade, the number of of pro-public-ed writers and publications (not the least of which are blogs) has proliferated, making it much more difficult for those who would destroy public ed to keep an unsuspecting public in the dark.

I am so glad for that.

Of course, the fight continues, but allow me to celebrate a few realities:

  • Bobby Jindal is no longer governor of Louisiana, and his 2016 presidential ambitions were a flop.
  • John White is no longer Louisiana state superintendent. In fact, he is not a superintendent anywhere at all.
  • Michelle Rhee is no longer DC school chancellor. She, too, is chancellor of nowhere at all.
  • Hanna Skandera is no longer NM school chief. She, too, is school chief of nowhere at all.
  • Joel Klein holds no sway over NYC schools. Chief of nowhere.
  • Teach for America (TFA) is losing its luster. Though it tries to reinvent itself, the bottom line is that the org depends upon class after class of willing recruits– a well that appears to be hitting bottom.

Yes, the fight continues. But today– today I take a moment to celebrate just a wee bit.

Happy Blogday to me. 🙂


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  1. David C. Berliner permalink

    I celebrate with you and thank you for 10 years of thoughtful blogs.

  2. Anthony J. Sloan permalink

    Congrats 🎉

  3. Eric Gidseg, Ph.D. permalink

    A very happy anniversary to you. Thank you for keeping so many of us informed and engaged with critical issues for these past years. Onward…

  4. Gene Glas permalink

    Congratulations, Mercedes. Please never give up.

  5. Janice Strauss permalink

    Congratulations and thank-you for all you do for public education. Thanks for the uplifting comments on the realities of those who have departed from education circles. We can use that here in NY. We just got John King back – now as SUNY Chancellor. Pray that our higher ed survives his tenure.

  6. Erich Martel permalink

    Congratulations Mercedes!


    I may have previously sent the attached. It’s such a powerful statement of what we’re facing – and that by former Reagan solicitor general.

  7. You fought the fight when the battle was at its worst. American education is better today for your tremendous personal effort. Thank you!

  8. leonie haimson permalink

    Congrats and keep blogging! You are appreciated!

  9. Congratulations, Mercedes! Best wishes to you and your mother!

  10. Thank you for ten years of informative material, Mercedes. Keep up the good work.

  11. Sarah permalink

    Happy 10th Anniversary! and thanks so much for that wonderful list of even more victories to celebrate.

  12. Erich Martel permalink

    Fyi – Erich

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