Josefa Beyer is an award-winning education and arts journalist with 20 years of writing, interviewing and editing experience. Her work, which has been recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists, has appeared in Indianapolis Monthly, alternative presses like NUVO and The Chicago Reader and other publications. She began this history in response to education reforms rolling out in her school district. "Reformers have immaculate talking points about the powers of testing and school choice to improve schools," says Beyer. "Schooled in Indianapolis has stories--diverse, local and universal. They teach us that the communal waters of public education are gloriously muddy."