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July 28, 2014 standard

On this week’s Dropout Nation Podcast, RiShawn Biddle discusses why reformers should emulate the truth-telling that Booker Wright did on national television to whites living in the Jim Crow South. Our opponents and our allies need bold truth-telling by those of us in the reform movement in order to help all kids succeed.

You can listen to the Podcast at RiShawn Biddle Radio or download directly to your mobile or desktop device. Also, subscribe to the podcast series, and embed this podcast on your site. It is also available on iTunesBlubrry, Stitcher, and PodBean.

 

July 2, 2014 standard

On this week’s Dropout Nation Podcast, RiShawn Biddle takes time this Fourth of July week to remember the World War II generation and how we should leave the world better than we found it the same way they have done.

You can listen to the Podcast at RiShawn Biddle Radio or download directly to your mobile or desktop device. Also, subscribe to the podcast series, and embed this podcast on your site. It is also available on iTunesBlubrry, Stitcher, and PodBean.

June 19, 2014 audio

On this week’s Dropout Nation Podcast, RiShawn Biddle discusses how implementing Common Core’s reading and math standards, and expanding school choice, addresses America’s shameful legacies on the education front. By implementing the standards and expanding high-quality opportunities for kids, reformers can finally resolve the debates over what kids should learn and which kids should learn it that has been at the heart of past and current battles over the direction of American public education.

You can listen to the Podcast at RiShawn Biddle Radio or download directly to your mobile or desktop device. Also, subscribe to the podcast series, and embed this podcast on your site. It is also available on iTunesBlubrry, Stitcher, and PodBean.

June 2, 2014 standard

On this week’s Dropout Nation Podcast, RiShawn Biddle talks about how we should all embrace the spirit of starting over that marks how grandparents dote and help in nurturing grandchildren. This starts by admitting — and correcting for — the failures of American public education that have led to the nation’s education crisis that has condemned the futures of so many.

You can listen to the Podcast at RiShawn Biddle Radio or download directly to your mobile or desktop device. Also, subscribe to the podcast series, and embed this podcast on your site. It is also available on iTunesBlubrry, Stitcher, and PodBean.

May 19, 2014 audio

On this week’s Dropout Nation Podcast, RiShawn Biddle observes the 60th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education ruling by explaining why integration must be secondary to the systemic reform of American public education. Contrary to what traditionalists and ivory tower civil rights activists think, the consequences of the nation’s education crisis — including low-quality teaching and Zip Code Education policies — are the real reasons why black and Latino children suffer from educational abuse.

You can listen to the Podcast at RiShawn Biddle Radio or download directly to your mobile or desktop device. Also, subscribe to the podcast series, and embed this podcast on your site. It is also available on iTunesBlubrry, Stitcher, and PodBean.

May 12, 2014 standard

On this week’s Dropout Nation Podcast, RiShawn Biddle looks at the latest 12th-grade NAEP results and explains why we must move beyond helping kids achieve basic literacy and numeracy. In a knowledge-based economy, all children need college-preparatory learning – and that means addressing the nation’s teacher quality and curricula woes.

You can listen to the Podcast at RiShawn Biddle Radio or download directly to your mobile or desktop device. Also, subscribe to the podcast series, and embed this podcast on your site. It is also available on iTunesBlubrry, Stitcher, and PodBean.