This WNYC video short (above) shows NYT writer Nikole Hannah-Jones and her husband taking their daughter to a segregated school in Brooklyn.

Read the accompanying article by WNYC’s Rebecca Carroll here, or the lengthy Hannah-Jones NYT piece about the decision she and her husband made and the controversy over rezoning the school to give wealthier white kids access to the building.

I’m hoping to talk with Hannah-Jones and others about the pros and cons of writers putting themselves into their stories, but in the meantime you should really check the piece out.

Alexander Russo

Alexander Russo is a freelance education writer who has created several long-running blogs such as the national news site This Week In Education, District 299 (about Chicago schools), and LA School Report. He can be reached on Twitter at @alexanderrusso, on Facebook, or directly at