On this week’s Dropout Nation Podcast, I take aim at dueling mythologies on the role of families in education and student academic failure offered up this month by Fordham’s Mike Petrilli and Dana Goldstein of the Nation. Contrary to what they argue, neither values nor poverty are at the heart of the nation’s education crisis and achievement gap.

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