On this week’s Dropout Nation Podcast, RiShawn Biddle explains why school data is so important in transforming American public education. From uninformed comments about the quality of the NFL’s replacement referees, unreliable witness testimony, to the faultiness of classroom observations used in teacher evaluations, it is time to stop relying on our eyes and use data in order to help teachers — and ultimately, our children — succeed.

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