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 is working on a new book on teaching about racism and was a 2020-21 Spencer Fellow in Education Journalism. Faith Ed, published by Beacon Press, focuses on public schools’ ups and downs as they teach about world religions.

“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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