DJ Cashmere is a freelance print and audio journalist who covers education, urban policy, and culture. His reporting and criticism on Harper Lee and To Kill a Mockingbird have appeared in Yes! Magazine, The Millions, Public Books, Education Week, and the Biloxi Sun-Herald. His work has also appeared in The Village Voice, Ms. Magazine, Bedford + Bowery, Bklyner, and Radical Teacher. He taught in traditional public schools and public charter schools for eight years in Chicago, and currently lives in New York City, where he earned a Master's degree in journalism from New York University.