Katrina Schwartz is a journalist based in San Francisco. She's worked at KPCC public radio in LA and has reported on air and online for KQED since 2010. She's a staff writer for KQED's education blog MindShift.
Affluent families are seeking extracurricular math coaching that engenders a love of math starting at an early age. This focus is increasing the number of very high math achievers, but does little for the student without the means.
For high school science teacher and basketball coach Jim Clark, coaching went beyond the classroom and the court. More than ten years later, he's still plays a support role for one of his former athletes who wouldn't let go of his dream to become a doctor.