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August 2, 2016 standard

On this edition of the Conversation at Dropout Nation, RiShawn Biddle chats with Capital Prep’s Dr. Steve Perry on the old-school civil rights group’s recent call to end the expansion of charter schools and school choice. By doing the bidding of the National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers, which have poured $380,500 into NAACP over the past five years, it is no longer representing the interests of black families who demand high-quality education for the children they love.

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

October 12, 2015 standard

On this Conversation at Dropout Nation, RiShawn Biddle chats with former California Sen. Gloria Romero about her amicus brief in the Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association case before the U.S. Supreme Court, and why it is time to abolish laws that allow NEA and AFT to forcibly collect dues from teachers.

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

January 25, 2015 standard

On this Conversation at Dropout Nation, RiShawn Biddle talks to No Child Left Behind Act mastermind Sandy Kress about the prospects of the law’s reauthorization, why so few talk about its success in helping kids, and accountability as a conservative value.

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

October 16, 2013 audio

On this edition of The Conversation, RiShawn Biddle chats with Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and Providence Mayor Angel Taveras —  two of the key players who make up the new Mayors for Educational Excellence Tour — about how mayors and other city leaders can advance systemic reform for children and urban communities.

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

September 20, 2013 audio

On this edition of The Conversation, RiShawn Biddle chats with No Child Left Behind Act mastermind Sandy Kress about why accountability matters, the consequences of the Obama Administration’s efforts to eviscerate No Child’s Adequate Yearly Progress provisions on advancing systemic reform, why Common Core supporters must remember that standards won’t work without common measures of achievement, and what must be done to end the soft bigotry of low expectations for poor and minority children.

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

September 4, 2013 audio

On this edition of The Conversation, RiShawn Biddle chats with New York University psychology professor Scott Barry Kaufman about his new book, Ungifted: Intelligence Redefined, and explains why American public education must change how it looks at the potential of all children, talks about how the misuse of IQ tests have contributed to the condemnation of children to special ed ghettos, and discusses what factors into intelligence.

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