Stories by Kristin Rawls

Kristin Rawls is a freelance writer whose work has also appeared in the Christian Science Monitor, GOOD Magazine, Religion Dispatches, Killing the Buddha, Global Comment and elsewhere online. subscribe to Kristin Rawls's feed

Posted on: Sep 3, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The Religious Right touts homeschooling as the "responsible" educational choice. But what about the kids whose parents opt-out of the system -- and out of educating them, as well?

Posted on: Jul 31, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The final Moral Monday protest of 2013 in Raleigh focused on the future of schools in a once-progressive state.

Posted on: May 9, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Charter schools are failing children of color and students with disabilities even as their supporters advocate using civil rights rhetoric.

Posted on: May 8, 2013, Source: AlterNet

What we know about the financial incentives offered by charter schools.

Posted on: Feb 15, 2013, Source: AlterNet

As charter proponents aim to cash in on major investment returns, Philly braces for a massive schools shakeup.

Posted on: Nov 16, 2012, Source: AlterNet

It's time to stop stigmatizing affirmative action as an "unfair advantage" for historically unrepresented groups.

Posted on: Oct 1, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Here's the truth behind 5 of the most destructive myths about public education.

Posted on: Aug 17, 2012, Source: AlteNet

Our schools need teachers unions as much today as they ever have.

Posted on: Aug 8, 2012, Source: AlterNet

You might think you've heard everything there is to know about the Chick-fil-A controversy. You haven't.

Posted on: Aug 1, 2012, Source: AlterNet

While some "ex-gay" leaders say they no longer believe sexual orientation can change, their organizations are just as dangerous as ever.

Posted on: Jul 24, 2012, Source: AlterNet

A former Penn State student and instructor says a culture of abuse exists well beyond the football field and the school's problems are systemic.

Posted on: Jun 19, 2012, Source: AlterNet

An end-of-term report card assesses how the Obama administration has performed on five critical education issues.

Posted on: Jun 8, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The state's new voucher plan could eventually cut public education funding in half.

Posted on: Jun 6, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Between widespread feelings of political disenfranchisement and growing economic inequality, it's easy to feel as if we're facing a zombie apocalypse.

Posted on: May 17, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Inflammatory anti-choice propaganda? Lies about sexuality? We need to keep in mind what goes on in many Christian schools when we discuss vouchers.

Posted on: May 13, 2012, Source: AlterNet

North Carolina's anti-same-sex-marriage Amendment One passed last week amid a lot of wild media speculation, especially about black voters. We set the record straight.

Posted on: Apr 26, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Beyond breaking the unions, what kind of education policy can we expect from a Romney presidency?

Posted on: Apr 6, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Are schools playing a key role in the criminalization of black children -- and their parents?

Posted on: Apr 2, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Every election season, Southerners are reminded of the devastating misconceptions many Americans have about us.

Posted on: Mar 14, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The Religious Right touts homeschooling as the "responsible" educational choice. But what about the kids whose parents opt-out of the system -- and out of educating them, as well?

Posted on: Feb 6, 2012, Source: AlterNet

As the horrific "kill-the-gays" bill resurfaces in Uganda, Republican politicians deny connections, but their rhetoric is frighteningly similar.

Posted on: Jan 23, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Though National School Choice Week has some liberal support, its primary backers are deeply conservative activists whose goal is to dissolve public education in the US.

Posted on: Dec 19, 2011, Source: Killing the Buddha

From an evangelical home to over $100,000 in student loans and healthcare debt, one writer faces the ways in which even progressive Christianity comes up short.