'Homo High'

Some people argue “gay-friendly” schools offer needless segregation. Others say they’re the only chance some kids have to make it.

Into the Mainstream

In third grade, Julia Horsman’s entire science project consisted of being herded outside with the other kids with disabilities and rolling soda cans down a ramp.

Kate Shuster

Kate Shuster holds a Ph.D. in educational studies from Claremont Graduate University. She is an independent education researcher and evaluator who has worked on multiple studies assessing curricular and co-curricular reforms. Her personal website is at . In addition, Kate is the co-director of the Middle School Public Debate Program (MSPDP), the world’s largest program for debating in the middle grades. She has written 10 books on argument and debate instruction.