Sarah Carr

Spring 2023

Sarah Carr is O’Brien Fellow in Public Service Journalism at Marquette University, an independent journalist, and editor at the Hechinger Report. As an RSF visiting journalist, Carr will write a book following a diverse set of families as they attempt to help their children become literate, examining the ways in which race and ethnicity, as well as immigration and socioeconomic status, shape their capacity to access the supports and tools their children need to learn to read. The book will use a combination of social science research, history, and storytelling to show how literacy supports continue to be commodified in America. Carr will scrutinize the persistent role of implicit bias in deciding who deserves what should be a universal right to literacy.


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