On this week’s Dropout Nation Podcast, RiShawn Biddle, observing the latest wave of school closings in cities such as Chicago and Philadelphia, explains why they are both necessary and yet, should be handled better by expanding school choice and enacting Parent Power initiatives that allow for wider arrays of high-quality choices. As the traditional district model proves unfit for operating schools as well as for providing families with high-quality schools, it is time to expand school options and give families the power to overhaul schools on their own.

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