Beth Fertig is the contributing editor for education, covering the New York City public school system for WNYC on air and online at SchoolBook.org. She has covered education in the city for more than 15 years. Beth is the author of Why cant u teach me 2 read? Three Students and a Mayor Put Our Schools to the Test (FSG Books) which grew out of a radio series on the low graduation rate for special education students. Follow her @bethfertig.
Tense Times for Afghani Community
Tuesday, October 16, 2001
New York, NY —Envoys from Pakistan have been trying to persuade the country’s ruling Taliban to turn over the prime suspect: Osama bin Laden. For immigrants from Afghanistan and Pakistan, these are tense times. As WNYC’s Beth Fertig reports, many are caught between supporting America while also being concerned for their families back home.