Kristina Rizga

Kristina Rizga covers education issues and culture for Mother Jones. She'd love to hear your ideas on what she should be covering in schools. Email her at You can also follow her on Twitter.

The untimely death of a green-collar job trainee — and one graduate’s triumph

Family photo: Lawrence Albert “Jahon” Craig Gadlin with his partner, Latina Cash, and son, Jahon Jr.Lawrence Albert “Jahon” Craig Gadlin, a 23-year-old father in Richmond, Calif., was outside repairing a car with friends on May 13, 2010, when a red …