Miseducation

Miseducation

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Student narratives from inside the nation’s largest and most segregated school system
Episode 4: Three Stops on the A Train
Oct 31 • 24 min
Meet high school seniors Bissiri Diakite and Coco Rhum. The physical distance between their schools is five miles, a short trip up the west side of Manhattan. But if you measure the distance in resources and opportunities, they wouldn’t fit on the same…
Summer Break
Aug 13 • 8 min
While the Miseducation team gears up for the second half of Season 2, Sabrina and Taylor check in with a few updates and some listening recommendations to get you through summer.
Episode 3: Who Gets to Play?
Jul 1 • 30 min
According to a new lawsuit, more than 17,000 black and Hispanic New York City students attend a high school with zero sports teams. Tens of thousands more attend schools with just a handful of teams. Meanwhile, Tottenville High School, one of the whitest…
Episode 2: The Other End of the Spectrum
Jun 14 • 26 min
The primary purpose of high school is to prepare students for college and careers, but some schools do way better than others. This episode, we meet two students on opposite ends of the college readiness spectrum, whose experiences shed light on our…
Episode 1: The Price of Specialized High Schools
May 31 • 23 min
Intern Yasmine Chokrane takes you inside the world of specialized high schools by weaving together the stories of Charlotte and Katherine, two students who took very different paths to the “Ivies” of the New York City high school system.
Introduction: 64 Years Late
May 17 • 14 min
On the 64th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision, we launch Season 2 with an introduction from Zoe and Sabrina into New York City’s segregated high schools.
Preview: Miseducation
Mar 22 • 3 min
This spring, our team of student interns is taking you inside NYC’s segregated high schools to investigate the policies that perpetuate this dual system.
Extra Credit: The Hearing
Dec 17, 2017 • 21 min
At the City Council’s December 7 hearing on school integration, representatives from the Department of Education showed no signs of picking up the pace to address what Council Member Ritchie Torres called a “crisis.” Student members of Teens Take Charge…
Extra Credit: Brian
Nov 12, 2017 • 13 min
For this Extra Credit segment, we hear from Brian, an 18-year-old Crown Heights native who has been perseverant in pursuit of his career goals despite facing obstacles posed by educational inequity and systemic racism.
Episode 6: Testimony
Oct 13, 2017 • 30 min
Featuring the testimony of a dozen members of the student-led group Teens Take Charge, season one ends with a strong call to action. Visit bellpodcast.com and click on “Join the Movement to End Segregated Schools” to get involved.
Episode 5: The Movement
Sep 8, 2017 • 29 min
Hebh Jamal grew up in the Bronx but attended an elite public high school in midtown Manhattan. That experience gave her a sense of just how big of a difference five miles can make when it comes to schooling – and it prompted her to start asking questions…
Extra Credit: Noah
Aug 10, 2017 • 10 min
Extra Credit segments are a chance to hear more from the incredible young people featured in the season. We start with the young man at the center of the first two episodes: Noah.
Episode 4: Who Needs Integration?
Jul 31, 2017 • 29 min
There are plenty of examples of 100% non-white schools that have produced tremendous results. So, why raise a fuss about integration? Episode 4 dives headfirst into that debate. It features two black scholars with a core disagreement about integration and…
Episode 3: White Kids
Jun 26, 2017 • 28 min
From testy encounters in church youth groups to long-distance video game friendships, hear how students in racially isolated Harlem schools interact with white students. Plus, a look back at the social science that laid the foundation for the Brown v.…
Analysis: The ‘Diversity’ Plan
Jun 13, 2017 • 9 min
With Episode 3 on the horizon, editor Taylor McGraw takes a short break to analyze the city’s recently announced school integration goals, and to propose an alternative approach.
Episode 2: Noah Goes to High School
May 21, 2017 • 40 min
We pick up with Noah’s story at the end of 8th grade and learn about his high school, how he chose it, and what’s next once he graduates. Along the way, we dive into NYC’s complex and controversial “open choice” admissions process for high schools. We…
Episode 1: Listen to Noah
Apr 21, 2017 • 30 min
Noah is 16 years old, laid back, persistently late to school. His friends call him a genius. He shrugs off such praise – says he just does “what he’s supposed to do.” He’s right. He passes his classes and state tests when he’s supposed to pass them. But,…