On this week’s Dropout Nation Podcast, RiShawn Biddle considers a question posed by gospel superstars Kirk Franklin and Mali Music, and gives another reason why children need high-quality teaching, and strong, comprehensive college preparatory curricula: So they can build the confidence needed to survive and succeed even during the most-tumultuous points in life.

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