On this week’s Dropout Nation Podcast, RiShawn Biddle takes a look at the debate over standardized testing that has emerged from the Atlanta test-cheating scandal, and explains why traditionalists such as American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten are making excuses for unethical behavior that damages the futures of our children. Instead, all of us should fight for ending the array of policies and practices — including the overuse of out-of-school suspensions and the overlabeling of kids as special ed cases — that condemn so many of our kids to economic and social despair.

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