Malcolm X Shown with a Clenched Fist Speaking at a Rally

As the editors and contributors enjoy the weekend, listen to this rebroadcast of a Dropout Nation Podcast from May 2011 discussing why so many parents are pushing for reform of American public education and embracing the approach originally paved by Malcolm X to do it any way they can. Contrary to what education commentators such as John Merrow may think, parents — especially those whose children attend the nation’s failure mills — are not driven by animus against teachers, but outrage over the low quality of education and the role of education traditionalists (including teachers unions) in perpetuating the nation’s education crisis.

You can listen to the Podcast at RiShawn Biddle’s radio page or download directly to your mobile device. Also, subscribe to the podcast series, and embed this podcast on your site. It is also available on iTunes, Blubrry, Zune Marketplace, Stitcher, and PodBean. Also download to your phone with other mobile software. A new Dropout Nation Podcast will broadcast on Tuesday.