Beth Fertig

Beth Fertig is a senior reporter for WNYC Radio in New York, the nation’s largest public radio station, and a regular contributor to National Public Radio. She has won many awards for her reporting, including the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award for her coverage of the New York City public schools. Her reporting on the September 11 attacks won her the affection of countless public radio listeners nationwide.  A native New Yorker, she is a graduate of the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and has a master’s degree from the University of Chicago.


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The Challenge - Beth Fertig's Why cant U teach me 2 read?

Beth Fertig explains the relationship between Bloomberg's reforms and the Obama administration's plans for national education policy. (Departure Films, ed: Patricia Sunshine)

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The Mayor - Beth Fertig's Why cant U teach me 2 read?

Beth Fertig discusses the school reforms of New York City mayor, Michael Bloomberg. (Departure Films, ed: Patricia Sunshine.)

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The Students - Beth Fertig's Why cant U teach me 2 read?

Beth Fertig introduces the main characters of WHY CANT U TEACH ME 2 READ? (Thank you to Matt Levine, Tim Robbins and Max Weissman of Departure Films and to editor Patricia Sunshine.)

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Why cant U teach me 2 read?

Beth Fertig
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Why cant U teach me 2 read? is a vivid, stirring, passionately told story of three students who fought for the right to learn to read, and won—only to discover...


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