On this week’s Dropout Nation Podcast, RiShawn Biddle looks at the collapse of Achievement First’s deal with New Haven’s school district, along with pieces by Reiham Salam and Andrew P. Kelly of the American Enterprise Institute, and offers another reason why reformers must build stronger ties to the grassroots and their existing social networks.

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