Abby Rapoport

  • For God’s Sake

    On a drizzly, gray November day, the First Federated Church in Des Moines looked particularly formidable. The mega-church is a gigantic brick building, a […] Full Story

  • The V.I.P. Room

    It’s difficult to describe Phil Wilson’s profession. Over the past decade, Wilson, 44, has slid through six very different jobs in Texas politics. In […] Full Story

  • Fighting for Schools at Home and Statewide

    John Folks doesn’t seem like the sort of guy to rev up a crowd. With white hair and a friendly twang, the 63-year-old superintendent […] Full Story

  • Fighting for Schools at Home and Statewide

    John Folks doesn’t seem like the sort of guy to rev up a crowd. With white hair and a friendly twang, the 63-year-old superintendent […] Full Story

  • Education Inc.

    It’s not hard to imagine Pearson’s vision of utopia. Pearson is a London-based mega-corporation that owns everything from the Financial Times to Penguin Books, […] Full Story