Cara Fitzpatrick is a Story Editor for Chalkbeat National. She covered education at newspapers in Florida and won the Pulitzer Prize for Local Reporting in 2016 for a series about school segregation. The series also was honored with a George Polk Award and the Worth Bingham Prize for Investigative Journalism, among others. She was a New America fellow in 2019 and a Spencer fellow at Columbia University in 2018. She is a graduate of the University of Washington and the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. In 2023, she published the book The Death of Public School: How Conservatives Won the War Over Education in America, which details the history of public education privatization since the 1960s. She lives in New York City with her husband and three children.


The Death of a Public School

March 22, 2024 10:30AM – 12PM

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Cara Fitzpatrick delivers a history lesson in The Death of Public School, looking back at the turbulent history of school choice.

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