A veteran journalist, essayist, and award-winning education writer, Linda K. Wertheimer is the author of Faith Ed: Teaching about Religion in an Age of Intolerance. She was a 2020-21 Spencer Fellow in Education Journalism and 2021 Education Writers Association Reporting Fellow, awards supporting her reporting on teaching about race and racism. Faith Ed, published by Beacon Press, focuses on public schools’ ups and downs as they teach about world religions. She is currently working on a new project related to schools and religion.
“Faith Ed offers deep insights into the combustible issue of teaching religion in American schools. Linda K. Wertheimer combines her personal experience with vivid reporting to reveal the fault lines as well as a pathway to progress. At a time when religion and intolerance are at the heart of conflicts both global and local, this powerful book is required reading.” —Mitchell Zuckoff, author of 13 Hours and Lost in Shangri-La
“This book sheds light on the reality that people hide their religious background in a school environment at times out of fear.” —Library Journal
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