Kristina Rizga is a former education correspondent at Mother Jones. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Rizga covers education, focusing primarily on how school reforms affect students in the classrooms and how policies create or reduce racial disparities in schools. She is the author of Mission High, which tells the behind-the-scenes story of a public high school in San Francisco struggling to close its achievement gaps. Rizga's writing has been published in the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, and The Nation, among others. She is a fellow of the Equity Reporting Project and an adviser to the National Writing Project. Prior to joining Mother Jones, Rizga co-founded the Baltic Center for Investigative Reporting in her homeland, Latvia, and published and edited WireTap, a political and cultural online magazine.