Kate Hardiman teaches English and religion in an inner city Chicago high school. She is currently obtaining her M.Ed. through Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education while teaching. Kate has worked in journalism for a number of years, writing for The College Fix, Minding the Campus and The Irish Rover during her time as an undergraduate at Notre Dame and for The Hill newspaper in Washington, D.C. In addition to Education Post, she currently freelances for the Washington Examiner on education research and policy issues. Some of her favorite books are Walden, Pillars of the Earth, and The Tender Bar.