On this week’s Dropout Nation Podcast, RiShawn Biddle considers the words of Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels and Peter A. Cookson Jr. of Education Sector, and explains why reformers must do more to help families become lead decision-makers in education. Reformers shouldn’t echo the condescension and disdain of families typical of traditionalists — and must instead embrace the expansion of school choice and the passage of Parent Trigger laws that allow families to shape learning for their children.

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