Sarah Carr

Sarah Carr is the editor of the Teacher Project, an education reporting fellowship at Columbia Journalism School, and author of the book Hope Against Hope.

When Outsiders Take Over Schools: Lessons From Memphis

Tennessee's new Achievement District gives control of some public schools over to charter networks, with mixed results.

Is Closing Underperforming Schools Really Good for Students?

Those on both sides of the debate believe they're championing civil rights. But there's no one-size-fits-all solution.

The Real Forces That Keep Low-Income Kids Out of College

The labyrinth surrounding scholarships and admissions doesn't account for the messy realities of poor families' lives.