Cover art for podcast Miseducation


20 EpisodesProduced by The BellWebsite

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


Episode 6: Testimony

  “I will remember those who fought for racially integrated schools in a segregated nation.” — Sabrina DuQuesnay, Brooklyn College Academy   

Read the transcript.

The students I interview often tell me that most of their peers do not think of their schools as segregated. "School is school," they say. Or, "White kids just don't live around here." 

When it comes to school segregation, its antecedents and its present symptoms, there is a major awareness gap among the public as well. That's why we are ending the season with testimony from a dozen high schoolers in the student-led group Teens Take Charge, which we help facilitate. Who better to educate us about this issue than the ones experiencing it every day?

Here is a list of featured students, in order of appearance:

  • Jederick Estrella | Victory Collegiate High School (intro)
  • Hebh Jamal | City College
  • Whitney Stephenson and Nelson Luna | Democracy Prep Charter High School
  • Marquies Smith | The Urban Assembly School for Law and Justice
  • Muhammad Deen | Victory Collegiate High School
  • David Coghiel | Explorations Academy High School
  • Shenir Dennis | Vanguard High School
  • Taiwo Fayemi | Bronx Studio School for Writers and Artists
  • Wyatt Perez | Eagle Academy for Young Men
  • Chantell Osei | Bronx Studio School for Writers and Artists
  • Brianna Flores | Brooklyn School for Collaborative Studies
  • Sabrina DuQuesnay | Brooklyn College Academy

Former sharecropper Fannie Lou Hamer's testimony at the 1964 Democratic National Convention is so powerful that President Johnson calls an impromptu press conference to get her off the air. But his plan backfires. Watch "Freedom Summer" on American Experience PBS.

In this segment of "This Is America," journalist and child activist Jonathan Kozol discusses his 2005 book, "The Shame of the Nation: The Restoration of Apartheid Schooling in America." Kozol pushes us to launch a "new civil rights movement" to address school segregation.


Listen to Miseducation


A free podcast app for iPhone and Android

  • User-created playlists and collections
  • Download episodes while on WiFi to listen without using mobile data
  • Stream podcast episodes without waiting for a download
  • Queue episodes to create a personal continuous playlist
RadioPublic on iOS and Android
Or by RSS
RSS feed

Connect with listeners

Podcasters use the RadioPublic listener relationship platform to build lasting connections with fans

Yes, let's begin connecting
Browser window

Find new listeners

  • A dedicated website for your podcast
  • Web embed players designed to convert visitors to listeners in the RadioPublic apps for iPhone and Android
Clicking mouse cursor

Understand your audience

  • Capture listener activity with affinity scores
  • Measure your promotional campaigns and integrate with Google and Facebook analytics
Graph of increasing value

Engage your fanbase

  • Deliver timely Calls To Action, including email acquistion for your mailing list
  • Share exactly the right moment in an episode via text, email, and social media
Icon of cellphone with money

Make money

  • Tip and transfer funds directly to podcastsers
  • Earn money for qualified plays in the RadioPublic apps with Paid Listens