6 episodes

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.

Nice White Parents The New York Times

    • Society & Culture
    • 3.8 • 20.6K Ratings

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.

    ‘We Know It When We See It’

    ‘We Know It When We See It’

    An unexpected last chapter. Some white parents start behaving differently.

    • 52 min
    'Here’s Another Fun Thing You Can Do'

    'Here’s Another Fun Thing You Can Do'

    Is it possible to limit the power of white parents?

    • 48 min
    ‘This Is Our School, How Dare You?’

    ‘This Is Our School, How Dare You?’

    We saw what happens when white families come into the school. What happens when they stay out?

    • 45 min
    'I Still Believe in It'

    'I Still Believe in It'

    White parents in the 1960s fought to be part of a new, racially integrated school. Where’d they go?

    • 51 min
    The Book of Statuses

    The Book of Statuses

    A group of parents take one big step together.

    • 1 hr
    Introducing: Nice White Parents

    Introducing: Nice White Parents

    A new limited series about building a better school system, and what gets in the way.

    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5
20.6K Ratings

20.6K Ratings

Su Glez ,

Could be improved

So far (only episode 1)I find it interesting, but I have to say when I hear “poor parents” or from “poor families” or “poor neighborhoods” made me cringe:-(. Are we still using that language? What about low income?

Race bait and tackle. ,

Is this race baiting??

If it is race baiting, you got me hook line and sinker. It takes real journalistic talent to take a fundraising Canadian and make him into a racist super villain great job 10 out of 10 would recommend.

cuppajess ,

Sobering

I love how the negative reviews come from those who contribute to the problem. That said, I was hoping to hear about Dallas being one the last cities to “officially” desegregate, and how it continues to not be fully integrated or fair. But, I get that the host was covering something close to home.

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