Serial & The New York Times

"society & culture" • Education

If you want to understand what’s wrong with our public schools, you have to look at what is arguably the most powerful force in shaping them: white parents. A five-part series from Serial Productions, a New York Times Company. Hosted by Chana Joffe-Walt.

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5: ‘We Know It When We See It’

Aug 20 • 52:22

This episode contains strong language....

4: 'Here’s Another Fun Thing You Can Do'

Aug 13 • 48:54

Public schools are inequitable because the school systems are maniacally loyal to white families. We can’t have equitable public education unless schools limit the disproportionate power of white parents. But is that even possible? Chana finds two schools that are trying to do just that, and both are actually inside the 293 building. One is downstairs in the basement, wher...

3: ‘This Is Our School, How Dare You?’

Aug 6 • 45:04

Chana Joffe-Walt explores how white parents can shape a school — even when they aren’t there....

2: 'I Still Believe in It'

Jul 30 • 51:52

Chana Joffe-Walt searches the New York City Board of Education archives for more information about the School for International Studies, which was originally called I.S. 293....

1: The Book of Statuses

Jul 30 • 01:00:45

It’s 2015 and one Brooklyn middle school is about to receive a huge influx of new students....

Introducing: Nice White Parents

Jul 17 • 02:55

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