The Dropout Nation Midweek Monitor: Scott Walker, Teachers’ Union Popularity, and School Choice Debate in North Carolina

The Dropout Nation Podcast show

Summary: On this week's Midweek Monitor, RiShawn Biddle chats about the lessons for school reformers from Scott Walker's victory over NEA and AFT affiliates seeking his recall; looks at the implications of Education Next's recent poll on teachers' union popularity; and considers the discussions over expanding choice in the Tarheel State. Watch the Midweek Monitor  ( the site or download ( You can also subscribe  ( this series and to the overall Dropout Nation Podcast series. It is also available on iTunes (, Blubrry (, Zune Marketplace ( and PodBean ( Also download to your phone with BlackBerry podcast software, Google Reader, BeyondPod, DoggCatcher and other mobile software.