Essays Issue 2

A School Board Meeting Challenges Faith

by Bekah S. McNeel Recently I covered what has been by far the most difficult events of my young journalism career: a school board meeting. I’m an education reporter, and school board meetings feature regularly my calendar. Usually the primary challenge is staying awake. On that Monday night, the primary challenge was keeping my faith. […]

Essays Issue 1

A 12-Step Program to Rescue Public Education

by Bekah S. McNeel While death and taxes may have earned their spot at the top, there may be room for an addition to the dubious list of “things that are certain.” Every campaign season, candidates from both sides of the aisle in red states and blue states agree on one thing: the American education system […]