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The Promise

Cities across the country are grappling with an uncomfortable truth: Where we educate our children is becoming more and more divided by race and economics.

In this season of The Promise, we examine school re-segregation by zooming into one neighborhood in Nashville where that divide is indisputably apparent.

We start by peeling back the layers of history to understand the uniquely Southern dynamics that have shaped Nashville’s schools. But we also show how this story could be told from almost anywhere in America because of the choices that school districts and parents — mostly white parents — are making now.

Listen to the podcast here.