On this Christmas Eve edition of the Dropout Nation Podcast, I look at the battle in Chicago between Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the American Federation of Teachers’ affiliate over extending the school day for the Second City’s high school — and explain why this squabble exemplifies why we need a revolution in American public education. We have made education a comfortable place for laggard adults in teaching and leadership at the expense of the futures of children.

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