Best of The Dropout Nation Podcast: The Importance of High Expectations

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Summary: ( As your editor enjoys a weekend with family -- and gets ready to broadcast a new Dropout Nation Podcast ( Tuesday -- check out this repeat from February 2011 which takes on adults who tout low expectations such as Queens College professor emeritus and opponent of teaching higher-level math Andrew Hacker ( (as well as the writers of Harvard's Pathways to Prosperity report from a year earlier). Their underlying argument — that poor and minority kids are incapable of learning college preparatory education — is a failed idea, while others who support ( its recommendations do not consider the true underlying causes of the nation’s education crisis. 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. It is also available on iTunes (, Blubrry (, Zune Marketplace, ( Stitcher ( (for those of us using our Androids and iPhones), and PodBean ( Also download to your phone with BlackBerry podcast software, Google Reader, BeyondPod, DoggCatcher and other mobile software.