While Dropout Nation‘s editors and contributors recover from various travel this past weekend, listen to this rebroadcast of a Dropout Nation Podcast from December 2011 in which Editor RiShawn Biddle discusses the importance of embracing the legendary James Brown’s Black Power mantra in advancing school reform. It is critical to strongly challenge the thinking of education traditionalists such as Diane Ravitch and Randi Weingarten — and do so without apology.

You can listen to the Podcast at RiShawn Biddle’s radio page or download directly to your iPod, Zune, MP3 player, smartphone, Nook Color or Kindle Fire. Also, subscribe to the podcast series, and embed this podcast on your site. It is also available on iTunesBlubrryZune Marketplace, Stitcher, and PodBean. Also download to your phone with other mobile software. A new podcast will broadcast on Sunday.