Ankita Ajith can recall learning about slavery, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks at her Katy, Texas, elementary school in the Houston area. But looking back, Ajith, now a student at Northwestern University, also vividly remembers how superficial those conversations were, and how much she wishes that her predominantly white, suburban school district […]
Author Archives: Aaricka Washington
Aaricka Washington is a national education reporting intern who holds a B.A. in journalism from Indiana University and an M.S. from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. In her past life, she was a seventh grade history and writing teacher at an all-girls school in Houston. Her greatest accomplishment to date was getting teenagers to buy in to her corny (though catchy) songs about hooks, topic sentences and paragraphs.