On this week’s Dropout Nation Podcast, RiShawn Biddle takes a look at the long-term prospects for 16-to-24 year-old dropouts (as well as those with diplomas), and explains why we must overhaul American public education. In an increasingly knowledge-based economic and social world, high-quality education is key to helping our kids stay on the path to lifelong success — and away from the consequences of unwed parenthood and worse.

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