Dropout Nation Podcast CoverOn this week’s Dropout Nation Podcast, I take a look at vacillations on school reform efforts by politicians such as Florida Gov. Charlie Crist. More often than not, the biggest obstacles for school reformers lie not with teachers unions, suburban school districts and other defenders of traditional public education, but politicians who lack courage or conviction. School reformers must take five steps towards making their issues the top priority for support by political leaders.

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