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Be Booker Wrights for School Reform

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The Dropout Nation Podcast

RiShawn Biddle

Alexandria, Virginia

Description: Coverage of the reform of American Public Education and the nation's dropout crisis. Edited by RiShawn Biddle

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Be Booker Wrights for School Reform

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On this week’s , RiShawn Biddle discusses why reformers should emulate the truth-telling that Booker Wright did on national television to whites living in the Jim Crow South. Our opponents and our allies need bold truth-telling by those of us in the reform movement in order to help all kids succeed.

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The Dropout Nation: Leave the World Better for Kids

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On this week's Dropout Nation Podcast, RiShawn Biddle takes time this Fourth of July week to remember the World War II generation and how we should leave the world better than we found it the same way they have done...

Address Shameful Legacies

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On this week's Dropout Nation Podcast (http://dropoutnation.net/category/dropout-nation-podcast/), RiShawn Biddle discusses how implementing Common Core's reading and math standards, and expanding school choice, addresses America's shameful legacies on the education front. By implementing the standa...

Time for Father Power

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On this week's Dropout Nation Podcast, RiShawn Biddle explains why we need fathers to leverage their power to transform American public education. Young men and women benefit when dads, both their own and the father figures around them, work to provide them with high-quality learning...

Starting Over for Our Children

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On this week's Dropout Nation Podcast, RiShawn Biddle talks about how we should all embrace the spirit of starting over that marks how grandparents dote and help in nurturing grandchildren. This starts by admitting -- and correcting for -- the failures of American public education that have led to t...

Beyond Brown

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On this week's Dropout Nation Podcast, RiShawn Biddle observes the 60th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education ruling by explaining why integration must be secondary to the systemic reform of American public education. Contrary to what traditionalists and ivory tower civil rights activists t...

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