The Dropout Nation Podcast

The Dropout Nation Podcast


Latest Episodes

Best of Dropout Nation: A Call to Revolutionize American Public Education
January 03, 2018

On this rebroadcast of a Dropout Nation Podcast from 2012, RiShawn Biddle calls upon reformers to remember the need to build brighter futures for all kids – and take the...

The Conversation: Daniel Losen on Reforming School Discipline
December 14, 2017

On this edition of The Conversation, Daniel Losen of the Civil Rights Project at UCLA discusses his testimony to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights on school discipline reform, challenges...

The Conversation: Dr. Steve Perry on Charters, Choice and Integration
December 04, 2017

On this special edition of The Conversation, Dr. Steve Perry blasts the Associated Press’ sloppy report on charter schools, explaining the difference between minority families choosing schools and forced segregation...

The Conversation: Teach For America’s Elisa Villanueva Beard
December 04, 2017

On this edition of The Conversation, RiShawn Biddle chats with Teach For America CEO Elisa Villanueva Beard about the teacher quality reform outfit’s more-pronounced efforts on addressing equity, criticism from...

Tackling School Discipline
November 20, 2017

On this episode of On the Road from May 2016, RiShawn Biddle joins Steven Evangelista of Harlem Link Charter School, Shawn Hardnett of NewSchools Venture Fund, University of Pennsylvania’s Matthew Steinberg,...

The Integration Question
November 19, 2017

On this edition of On the Road broadcast from Live Together, Learn Together’s conference in Washington, D.C., RiShawn Biddle joins with Bowie State University education scholar Treopia Green Washington, the...

Best: Higher Ed for All Children
July 30, 2017

On this week’s Dropout Nation Podcast, RiShawn Biddle reviews College Board’s latest data on SAT performance and explains why this is one sign of the need to continue overhauling American...

The Conversation: NAACP’s War Against Charters
August 02, 2016

On this edition of the Conversation at Dropout Nation, RiShawn Biddle chats with Capital Prep’s Dr. Steve Perry on the old-school civil rights group’s recent call to end the expansion...

On the Road: Organizing for Transforming Public Education
February 10, 2016

On this episode of On the Road, RiShawn Biddle joins Black Lives Matter activist DeRay McKesson, Parent Power activist Milagros Barsallo of RISE Colorado, Zeke Berzoff-Cohen of Baltimore student activist group Intersection,

High Expectations Matter
November 09, 2015

On this week’s Dropout Nation Podcast, RiShawn Biddle considers the latest data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress, the assault of a 16-year-old at South Carolina’s Spring Valley High by a school cop,