On this week’s Dropout Nation Podcast, I focus on President Obama’s latest stimulus plan and explain why he should stick to school reform in order to solve the long-term unemployment crisis that is a key reason for the current economic malaise. Pouring $60 billion into bailing out faltering American public education systems — and $450 billion of good taxpayers money overall after bad — will not put high school dropouts to work or keep 1.2 million at-risk high school students from joining them this year.

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