In this week’s Dropout Nation Podcast, RiShawn Biddle takes a look at the poverty mythmaking of education traditionalists, and explains how their excuses for educational failure are similar to those made by those opposed the civil rights movement of the last century. Using the stereotypes of the conditions of poor families to oppose systemic reform is unacceptable and inexcusable.

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