On this week's Dropout Nation Podcast, RiShawn Biddle observes the Doe v. Deasy Parent Power lawsuit against L.A. Unified School District, and notes how it shines a light on the need for families to have high-quality data on teacher performance. Now that we know that the quality of education for kids can vary from classroom from classroom, we must take steps to provide parents with the comprehensive data on teacher performance they need to help their kids succeed and transform American public education.
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