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APAP 2011 Unsung Hero: Aileen Mercado

Aileen Mercado was instrumental in advocating for migrant teachers’ issues in Baltimore City. She has been a caring teacher for over 20 years and lives with her husband Isagani and 3 children: Andrei (17), Andrea (11) and Adrienne (9) in Baltimore. Aileen is currently a member of the Baltimore Teachers (BTU) contract negotiations team, becoming the first Asian and the first international teacher of the team. She was first elected for the BTU as Member at Large in 2008. In 2010 she was elected onto the executive board as Vice President for Elementary Schools.


Stimulating Education

Hey Asian Americans! President Obama just announced his plans to change education policy. Where is everyone getting all worked up over the proposals??? It's always so interesting to me  that Asian Americans get all worked up over elite college admissions, but rarely do they articulate any interest in education policy.  Is it just not as sexy a topic? What is it?  What do you think? There are definitely some  interesting things in the education portion of the stimulus... let's take a look, shall we?