Melinda D. Anderson

For those not yet acquainted, allow me to introduce myself. Education writer. Rabblerouser. Purveyor of snark. Agitator of the worst type. Non-sufferer of fools. I'm an acquired taste, like fine wine.

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.

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

Grew up in Philadelphia, though never booed Santa Claus, and graduated from Temple University with a degree in Journalism.