Miseducation

17 EpisodesProduced by The Bell

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

17 Episodes | 2017 - 2018

Episode 4: Three Stops on the A Train

October 31st, 2018

24:14
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

8:05
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

30:29
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

26:14
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

23:24
  “It’s really dangerous for kids that come from privilege to only …

Introduction: 64 Years Late

May 17th, 2018

14:34
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Preview: Miseducation

March 22nd, 2018

3:03
  “How do we become the fairest big city in America? By listening to …

Extra Credit: The Hearing

December 18th, 2017

21:05
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

13:47
  “I didn’t really know about the difference in education that …

Episode 6: Testimony

October 13th, 2017

30:12
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

29:20
A young activist from the Bronx attempts to integrate the city's public school system.

Extra Credit: Noah

August 10th, 2017

10:24
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

29:10
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

28:46
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

9:35
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

40:10
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

30:44
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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