The Dropout Nation Podcast: More Lessons from Teachers’ Unions

The Dropout Nation Podcast show

Summary: ( On this week's Dropout Nation Podcast (, RiShawn Biddle looks at recent efforts by the NEA and AFT to oppose school choice and teacher quality reforms -- including Randi Weingarten's ( and Leo Casey's ( latest outbursts in defense of teacher dismissal policies that perpetuate cultures of abuse -- and explains why reformers must be savvier in explaining how their efforts help our children achieve lifelong success (as well as give families, communities and high-quality teachers the tools needed to do the best by them). 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.