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 the makers of Serial and The New York Times. Hosted by Chana Joffe-Walt.
1: The Book of Statuses
A group of parents take one big step together.
2: 'I Still Believe in It'
White parents in the 1960s fought to be part of a new, racially integrated school. Where’d they go?
3: ‘This Is Our School, How Dare You?’
We saw what happens when white families come into the school. What happens when they stay out?
4: 'Here’s Another Fun Thing You Can Do'
Is it possible to limit the power of white parents?
5: ‘We Know It When We See It’
An unexpected last chapter. Some white parents start behaving differently.
Introducing: Nice White Parents
A new limited series about building a better school system, and what gets in the way.
Well researched, honest portrayal
Great podcast. Frank conversation about the reality of the school system in the US. Sorely needed.
All Lives Matter.
We have to fix the disparities in our society, there is no doubt. The outright racism of the title alone. I can’t.