An issue not explored a great deal in the media in regards to public school education in this country is the experience of Asian Americans in the nations public schools. Earlier in the month, I had the opportunity to speak with Ellen Somekawa of Asian Americans United–a Philadelphia-based non-profit organization that focuses on issues of social justice for Asian Americans in this country. We discussed the challenges and successes she has experienced in her work through AAU on behalf of Asian American public school students in Philadelphia.
Reporters from the Folk Arts Cultural Treasures Charter School Radio Club made a visit to their local Vietnamese sandwich shop. Learn about the connection between French colonialism and a sandwich and meet owner, Ann, who left her job at a vocational school to run this shop.