On this week’s Dropout Nation Podcast, Editor RiShawn Biddle takes a look at the College Board’s latest report on woeful levels of Advanced Placement course participation and explains how low expectations for children — especially for those from poor and minority households — are damaging their futures and our own. Embracing high expectations (including strong curriculum standards) would help stem achievement gaps — including those among white children discussed in Charles Murray’s latest book — and help all kids succeed.

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