These are awesome. Thanks Mercedes! I am working on my own additions to the body of evidence refuting the oft promoted New Orleans miracle model.
Mercedes Schneider was invited to testify to a Michigan legislative committee about the alleged “New Orleans miracle,” which she explains is a mirage.
In addition to presenting her views in a five-minute video, she made a ten-minute video specifically directed to Michigan parents.
She explains what is happening in Louisiana, the data manipulation, the political games played with statistics to bolster privatization.
If you want to meet Mercedes Schneider, watch the videos.
Mercedes teaches high school English in Louisiana and she holds a Ph.D. in research methods.
She is also fearless, which is unusual these days.