On this week’s Dropout Nation Podcast, RiShawn Biddle looks at the testing opt-out efforts and explains how they represent the need for reformers to confront the mediocrity and failure of suburban districts. Contrary to the views of many suburban white families, the districts they defend are doing poorly by their kids as well as those from poor and minority households.

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