About EduShyster

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAEduShyster is the blog of freelance journalist and public education advocate Jennifer Berkshire. Berkshire spent six years editing a newspaper for the American Federation of Teachers in Massachusetts and now (almost) makes her living writing, editing and causing trouble. She started EduShyster in 2012 after her frequent early morning tirades against the state of media coverage of education issues threatened to upend her marriage. The name came courtesy of her three nephews and refers to someone *untrustworthy, money-grubbing or devious.* Note that this definition refers not to the author herself but to the edu-schemes and hijinks she chronicles here. Berkshire is also the creator and co-host of a podcast series called Have You Heard? 

Jennifer is available for public speaking engagements, although these should probably be brief as she can be *a bit much* in person… Contact her at jennifer@edushyster.com.