On this week’s Dropout Nation Podcast, RiShawn Biddle looks at the good news coming out of Education Week’s Diplomas Count report — and explains why improving graduation rates isn’t enough. In an age in which having some form of higher education is critical to economic and social success for kids and the communities in which they live, we must embark on the second wave of reforms that will provide comprehensive college-preparatory education, overhaul how we recruit and train teachers, expand choice and Parent Power, and lead to better ways of providing teaching and curricula to our kids.

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