On this week’s Dropout Nation Podcast, Editor RiShawn Biddle takes a look at recent conversations about the traditional school district and why we need to abandon the old-school approach and embrace the Hollywood Model of Education. The very assumptions — including benefits of scale — at the heart of district bureaucracies hinders much-needed efforts to stem dropouts and help kids enjoy economically and socially prosperous futures.

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