On this week’s Dropout Nation Podcast, RiShawn Biddle takes a look at the progress of American history from 1890 to today, and explains why overhauling public education is critical to keeping it going. In an increasingly global and knowledge-based economy and society, high-quality education is critical to sustaining the nation’s place as the superpower and help all children emerge from poverty into the middle class.

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