The Dropout Nation Podcast: Further Parent Power
Summary: (http://dropoutnation.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/dn_podcast_itunes_logo.png)On this week's Dropout Nation Podcast, RiShawn Biddle observes some good news -- and challenges -- in the effort to advance Parent Trigger laws, and explains why it will take more work to help families take their rightful place in education decision-making. Even as families in Adelanto, Calif (http://dropoutnation.net/2012/07/23/the-desert-trails-parent-trigger-victory-and-the-importance-of-advancing-parent-power/)., and in Native communities (http://www.niea.org/data/files/research/ewing.ferrick.2012-charter%20schls%20%5Bfinal%5D.pdf) achieve success in gaining lead roles in schools that serve their kids, intimidation tactics and politicking such as that by the NEA and AFT in Louisiana (http://rishawnbiddle.org/outsidereports/louisiana_nea_private_school_intimidation_letter_2012.pdf) and Connecticut are reminders that it will take strong efforts by Parent Power activists and other school reformers to continue pushing parents to the table in education on behalf of all of our children. You can listen (http://rishawnbiddle.org/RRB/media/MusicBox/) to the Podcast at RiShawn Biddle’s radio page or download (http://www.rishawnbiddle.org/RRB/media/MusicBox/music/dpn_podcast_furtherparentpower_07292012.mp3) directly to your iPod, Zune, MP3 player, smartphone, Nook Color or Kindle Fire. Also, subscribe (http://dropoutnation.net/feed/podcast/) to the podcast series. It is also available on iTunes (http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=348527760), Blubrry (http://www.blubrry.com/dropoutnation/), Zune Marketplace, (http://social.zune.net/podcast/Dropout-Nation/6900e8e7-4e46-45be-a456-570be181ffcf) Stitcher (http://stitcher.com/s?AAAAATP_r) (for those of us using our Androids and iPhones), and PodBean (http://www.podbean.com/podcast-detail?pid=75459). Also download to your phone with BlackBerry podcast software, Google Reader, BeyondPod, DoggCatcher and other mobile software.