On this week’s Dropout Nation Podcast, RiShawn Biddle observes the first weeks of the new school year and considers what families, communities, and school reformers must do to continue the transformation of American public education. Just talking about school reform isn’t enough. We must take action — from asking simple questions of teachers and school leaders, to launching Parent Power groups and voting against politicians opposed to reform — in order to provide all kids with the cultures of genius they deserve.

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