On this week’s Dropout Nation Podcast, RiShawn Biddle takes a look at a new study on teacher quality from CALDER and explains why we must overhaul how we recruit, train, manage, and reward our teachers. Our children, and good and great teachers, deserve cultures of genius in which they can thrive and succeed.

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