On this week’s Dropout Nation Podcast, Editor RiShawn Biddle gives a history lesson on one of the most-atrocious episodes in American history — the federal government’s effort to use boarding schools to assimilate and abuse Native American children — and explains why we must build cultures of genius for all children. We must toss off the legacy of subjecting children to abysmal teaching, subpar curricula, and the soft bigotry of low expectations that has been at the core of American public education.

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