On this week’s Dropout Nation Podcast, RiShawn Biddle explains why so many parents are pushing for reform of American public education and embracing the approach originally paved by Malcolm X to do it any way they can. Contrary to what education commentators such as John Merrow may think, parents — especially those whose children attend the nation’s failure mills — are not driven by animus against teachers, but outrage over the low quality of education and the role of education traditionalists (including teachers unions) in perpetuating the nation’s education crisis.

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