Michael Brosnan is the longtime editor of Independent School, an award-winning quarterly magazine on precollegiate education. His book, Against the Current: How One School Struggled and Succeeded with At-Risk Teens (Heinemann), focused on urban education reform, was the basis for the 2009 documentary film Accelerating America. His poetry and stories have appeared in various literary magazines, including Confrontation, Puckerbrush Review, Prairie Schooner, Barrow Street, Borderlands, New Letters, and The Chattahoochee Review. He has won writing awards from New Letters, West Winds Review, and The PEN Syndicated Fiction Project as well as from the University of New Hampshire and C.W. Post College. Out of concern for the future of this planet, he writes often on issues education, especially on equity and justice in schools. When not staring at his laptop screen, he can found racing triathlons in northern New England. He is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire Writing Program.