On this week’s Dropout Nation Podcast, RiShawn Biddle looks at recent efforts by the NEA and AFT to oppose school choice and teacher quality reforms — including Randi Weingarten’s and Leo Casey’s latest outbursts in defense of teacher dismissal policies that perpetuate cultures of abuse — and explains why reformers must be savvier in explaining how their efforts help our children achieve lifelong success (as well as give families, communities and high-quality teachers the tools needed to do the best by them).

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