Katherine Stewart (journalist)

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Katherine Stewart is an American journalist and author. Her work has appeared in The Guardian, The New York Times, Reuters, The Atlantic,[1] Bloomberg View, Newsweek International, Rolling Stone, The New York Observer, The Nation,[2] AlterNet, The Daily Beast, Santa Barbara Magazine, and others.[3][4] Her most recent book, The Good News Club (2012) focuses on religion and public education.

Early life and career[edit]

Born in Boston, Massachusetts, she started her career in journalism working for investigative reporter Wayne Barrett at The Village Voice.

Work[edit]

Stewart writes about controversies over religious freedom, separation of church and state, public education, science education, climate science, the public funding of faith-based initiatives,[5] and bullying in schools.

Provoked by the group's push into her children's public school, she wrote The Good News Club: The Christian Right’s Stealth Assault on America’s Children (PublicAffairs, 2012).[6][7] Beth Hawkins of MinnPost called it "groundbreaking."[8]

Stewart has also written about the attorney representing the Encinitas, California parents who filed a complaint in 2013 with their county about their school district offering yoga in their children's program had ties to Christian groups with agendas in schools.[9] She has also written about the role of Donald J. Trump's shift on abortion as a factor in his 2016 win.[10]

Stewart has published two novels, The Yoga Mamas (2005) and Class Mothers (2006),[5] with Berkley Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Books. Along with music journalist Evelyn McDonnell, she cowrote a book about the musical Rent in 1997.[11]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "A Catholic, A Baptist, and A Secular Humanist Walk Into a Soup Kitchen". The Atlantic. June 29, 2013. 
  2. ^ "The Movement to Put a Church in Every School Is Growing". The Nation. January 14, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Katherine Stewart". The Guardian. 
  4. ^ "Debating the Nones Part 3". religiondispatches.org. December 3, 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "Book Review: The Good News Club". Kirkus Reviews. December 19, 2011. 
  6. ^ Brown, Emma (12 March 2016). "These Christian teachers want to bring Jesus into public schools". The Washington Post. 
  7. ^ Heffner, Alexander (24 January 2012). "NONFICTION REVIEW: Book exposes the violation of church and state in schools". Minnesota Star Tribune. 
  8. ^ Hawkins, Beth (22 June 2012). "Katherine Stewart: How Christian clubs in schools turned into faith-based bullying". MinnPost. 
  9. ^ Brown, Matthew (22 February 2013). "Is it just stretching or is it religion? Lawsuit seeks to stop yoga class in public schools". Deseret News. 
  10. ^ Stewart, Katherine (17 November 2016). "Eighty-One Percent of White Evangelicals Voted for Donald Trump. Why?". The Nation. 
  11. ^ Larson, Jonathan, Rent (New York: It Books, 1997)
  12. ^ "Investigative Journalist Named AU's 'Person Of The Year' At Meeting". au.org. December 2014. 

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