Carol Ascher

Carol Ascher divides her time between writing fiction and personal essays and studying public schools. She is the author of "Simone de Beauvoir: A Life of Freedom "and co-author of "Hard LEssons: Public Schools and Privatization. "Her stories and essays have appeared in "The New York Times, Ms., San Francisco Chronicle, Utne Reader, Phi Delta Kappan, "and numerous literary journals. In 1995, she was a recipient of a New York State Foundation for the Arts award.