3: ‘This Is Our School, How Dare You?’
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Chana Joffe-Walt explores how white parents can shape a school — even when they aren’t there.

She traces the history of I.S. 293, now the Boerum Hill School for International Studies, from the 1980s through the modern education reforms of the 2000s. In the process, Chana talks to alumni who loved their school and never questioned why it was on the edge of a white neighborhood. To them, it was just where everyone went. But she also speaks to some who watched the school change over the years and questioned whether a local community school board was secretly plotting against 293.

What Should I Read Next?
What Should I Read Next?
Anne Bogel | Wondery
Ep 267: Lush, beautiful, and a pleasure to read
Our guest today is an economist and literature enthusiast based in London, England. A well-traveled reader in every sense, Stephanie De Mel has lived on multiple continents and combines her love of travel and books in her Reading the World Challenge. Steph’s sense of curiosity informs her book choices and her broad reading tastes challenge Anne to recommend three books to suit. Steph also shares how she applies her analytical tendencies to her reading life–looking at her bookish data while focusing on quality over quantity. Visit the podcast website at whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/267 for a full transcript of the show and to see the list of titles mentioned. Connect with Stephanie on Instagram @thebookisheconomist. Thanks to this week's sponsors: * Anne did a tasting video with winemaker Ashley Trout of Brook and Bull as a part of The Winemakers Series. To watch the video or request some of Ashley's wine, Come Hell or High Water, text "TROUT" to 351-444-WINE (9463). * Ritual has created a brand new multivitamin, Essential for Kids, to help fill gaps in the diets of ages 4-12 without making a single compromise to quality or taste. Ritual is offering WSIRN listeners 10% off your first three months! * Rothy's brought style and sustainability together with their washable shoe and now they have bags and masks as well. Check out their full line of sustainable product at Rothys.com/READNEXT.
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