On this week’s Dropout Nation Podcast, my look at the decision by the school district in Memphis-Shelby County, Tenn., to reject the launch of 17 new charter schools points to one of the biggest obstacles in reforming American public education and helping all kids succeed in school and in life. The concerns of adults who run traditional public schools overshadow the importance of expanding choice, equity, and opportunities for high-quality teaching and curricula for children, especially those from our poorest and minority households.

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