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This season, eight student interns bring you stories from inside New York City's segregated high school system. From the extreme lack of diversity in specialized high schools to racial disparities in sports access, our team is digging into the policies that maintain a dual system. For more, visit mi… read more

19 Episodes | 2017 - 2019

Extra Credit: Chancellor Carranza

March 6th, 2019

In an exclusive interview with the Miseducation team, Chancellor Carranza
spoke about integration, student discipline, sports, and lots more.

Extra Credit: One Homeless Student's Journey

December 27th, 2018



Photo courtesy of YCTeen Magazine


“When you are …

Episode 4: Three Stops on the A Train

October 31st, 2018


Coco and Bissiri go to public high schools a few miles away from each other
in Manhattan, but their experiences are worlds apart.

Summer Break

August 13th, 2018


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?

July 2nd, 2018


David Garcia-Rosen and the Fair Play Coalition are fighting for black and
Hispanic students to have equal access to sports teams.

Episode 2: The Other End of the Spectrum

June 14th, 2018


The primary purpose of high school is to prepare students for college and
careers, but some schools do way better than others. 

Episode 1: The Price of Specialized High Schools

May 31st, 2018



“It’s really dangerous for kids that come from privilege to only see peers that look like …

Preview: Miseducation

March 22nd, 2018



“How do we become the fairest big city in America? By listening to the voices of the people.”

Extra Credit: The Hearing

December 18th, 2017


Members of Teens Take Charge testified at the City Council's hearing on
school integration earlier this month. Two of them – Whitney and Nelson –

Extra Credit: Brian

November 12th, 2017



“I didn’t really know about the difference in education that someone in a more affluent …

Episode 6: Testimony

October 13th, 2017


The season finale features testimony from a dozen members of the
student-led group Teens Take Charge, which advocates for educational equity
at events across New York City.

Episode 5: The Movement

September 8th, 2017


A young activist from the Bronx attempts to integrate the city's public
school system.

Extra Credit: Noah

August 10th, 2017


On this Extra Credit, we spend 10 more minutes in Noah's world. He talks
about role models, gangs, and old friendships. 

Episode 4: Who Needs Integration?

August 1st, 2017


Many education leaders say: Sure, integration would be nice, but we should
focus instead on equal resources. What do students think?

Episode 3: White Kids

June 26th, 2017


In the 1954 Brown v. Board ruling that outlawed school segregation, did the
Court miss an opportunity? One of the researchers essential to the case

Analysis: The 'Diversity' Plan

June 13th, 2017


The city's new school diversity plan is the policy equivalent of a
last-minute gift delivered sans wrapping paper or card. The question now
among …

Episode 2: Noah Goes to High School

May 22nd, 2017


With Noah as a guide, we delve into New York City's "open choice" high
school admissions process, which leads to hundreds of low-performing
schools …

Episode 1: Listen to Noah

April 21st, 2017


The season kicks off with the story of Noah, a high school student from
Brooklyn whose experiences provide a personal look into New York City's

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