Melinda D. Anderson

Education writer and parent activist with a special interest in race, class, educational equity and educational justice. Also a founding member of EduColor, a grassroots movement of educators, parents, students, writers and activists working to cultivate greater racial and cultural understanding in teachers and schools.

Published in Hechinger Report, The Root, Teaching Tolerance, Ebony, Crooks and Liars and other outlets under my own name. Often published under others' bylines (life of a ghostwriter). Primer: How do you know when what I've written represents my employer? When the employer's byline is on it. This isn't brain surgery.

Rabblerouser. Purveyor of snark. Agitator of the worst type. Non-sufferer of fools. I'm an acquired taste, like fine wine.

Mom of teen, aka cook, chauffeur and homework victim. Sun, surf and both feet in sand is my happy place.

Started writing career as a freelance reporter for The Philadelphia Inquirer, covering suburban regions of Greater Philadelphia and producing feature and news articles for the Lifestyle and Metro sections. Grew up in Philadelphia, though never booed Santa Claus, and graduated from Temple University with a degree in Journalism.