Episode 3: Claudia Rowe, Seattle Times - A Frank Talk About K-12 Ed and Serial Killers, No Really

Claudia Rowe, Investigative Reporter, Seattle Times

Author, The Spider and the Fly: A Reporter, A Serial Killer and the Meaning of Murder

This week Nate sits down with Claudia and discusses how she went from being a stringer at the New York Times to an investigative education reporter for the Seattle Times. Claudia is an Ed Lab reporter who has written award winning stories about race, discipline, school segregation, and most recently disparities in access to gifted education.

Claudia tackles education as an investigative reporter.

Nate and Claudia discussed (and Claudia went hard) on the cultural gaps in school, the danger of mediocrity in Washington State, the dysfunction of the ed bureaucracy, and who is benefiting from the status quo in K-12 education. She also discussed the biggest yet to be reported stories: addressing education in juvenile lockup, youth homelessness, and how profoundly we fail children in foster care.

Claudia’s Book: she discussed how she came to write her novel, The Spider and the Fly: A Reporter, A Serial Killer, and the Meaning of Murder, Claudia shared the inside information about how she became interested in the story, the relationship that grew over 4 years with the murderer, and her attempt to demystifying the cause of his violence.

Who does Claudia read:

Jennifer Gonnerman, Criminal Justice, The New Yorker

Rachel Aviv Youth Issues, New Yorker 

Evicted by Matthew Desmond

 

Further Reading and Guest Info:

Book: The Spider and the Fly: A Reporter, A Serial Killer and the Meaning of Murder

Email: crowe@seattletimes.com

Website: http://claudiarowejournalist.com

Follow Claudia on Twitter.

 

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