On this week’s Dropout Nation Podcast, RiShawn Biddle explains why reformers must embrace voter registration drives as part of their efforts to overhaul American public education. It is time for the movement to reach beyond Beltway and statehouse policymaking to rally the families and communities needed to sustain traction for systemic reform.

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