Episode 51: Are Politicians friends of Public Education?

Trending News Gun Wielding Teachers Finland, Finland, Finland What Would Matt Damon’s Mom Say about feeding hungry children? Someone Has To Say It: Social Justice Unions. The time has come. Feature Interview:  @TheOtherMandela (Mandela Barnes) is running for Lt. Governor in Wisconsin.  Can this Milwaukee native change the narrative?  Let’s just say that @TheOtherMandela speaks some serious… Read more »

Episode 50: #BustEDPencils turns 50 and welcomes @MTEAunion

Trending News: Yes to Sex All kids are Dumb What Would Matt Damon’s Mom Say about No Excuses Schools? Feature Interview: Milwaukee Teacher’s Education Association president Kim Schroeder.  What does it mean to fight for “our” kids, schools, communities, and the profession? Spotlight Interview: Green Bay area Library/Media Specialist Amy Bahaynah does way more than… Read more »

Episode 49: Are you an Advocate for Public Education?

Trending News: What do you do with “Non Essential Students?” Teacher’s as Reality TV stars? Someone Has To Say It: It’s time for legislator accountability. Kohn’s Zone: To lecture or to shut up? That is the question. Feature Interview: Carol Burris—The Network for Public Education’s Executive Director—talks to Tim about the NPE’s history and current… Read more »

Episode 48: Ed Tech, Art as Porn, Unionism, Standards, and Diane Ravitch: Woo Hoo!

Trending News: Teaching art or porn? Some One Has To Say It:  Woo Hoo is NOT a sentence! What Would Matt Damon’s Mom Say about New Zealand getting rid of standards? Feature Interview: Diane Ravitch.  Warning! Educational Technology could be hazardous to your child. Spotlight Interview: Union leader—Joanna Rizzotto. Wisconsin Education Association Council Region 7… Read more »

Episode 47: An Astrophysical Dismantling of Education Reform: Photon Torpedoes Launched!

Trending News: 7 dirty words could be a problem for public schools. Someone Has To Say It! Why do we Opt Out? What Would Matt Damon’s Mom Say about the “Kindergarten Readiness Gap?” Feature Interview:  Ethan Seigel is one hell of a theoretical astrophysicist and science writer.  He writes for Forbes.  He is the founder of… Read more »

Episode 46: A Dairy Farm Democrat for Governor

Trending News: School Funding requires a “Blue Ribbon Panel?” Someone Has To Say It: Can an Atheist School Board Member save Christmas? What Would Matt Damon’s Mom Say about teaching in Nova Scotia? Feature Interview: She’s a dairy farmer and a state Senator.  She’s a Democrat! And she’s running for governor in Wisconsin.  Welcome to… Read more »

Episode 45: Public Schools’ Addiction and Free College

Trending News: 1) Betsy DeVos is not going anywhere. 2) Young teachers are leaving the profession. Someone Has To Say It! Teacher Exodus is NOT “fake news.” What Would Matt Damon’s Mom Say about competency based teacher education? Feature Interview:  The legendary John Merrow joins us to talk about his new Book—Addicted to Reform—and the… Read more »

Episode 44: Are Teachers Allowed to Write Books?

Trending News: Stop stressing over college. It literally doesn’t pay. Someone Has To Say It! No Tax Cuts for Teachers. What Would Matt Damon’s Mom Say about “real” personalized learning? Feature Interview: BustED Pencils talks to teacher, blogger, and now book writer Steven Singer.  Steven’s new book—The Gadfly on the Wall: A Public School Teacher… Read more »

Episode 43: A Gritty Principal and a Bass Ass Teacher!

Trending News:  1) Kindergarten Readiness Gap. 2) Betsy on the Way Out? Someone Has To Say It! Democrats and a “Better Deal?” What Would Matt Damon’s Mom Say about Democrats and Betsy DeVos? Feature Interview: Linda Nathan talks about her new book: When Grit Isn’t Enough: A High School Principal Examines How Poverty and Inequality Thwart… Read more »

Episode 42: Patriotism, Protest, and Personalized Learning

Trending News: 1) Teachers are STRESSED OUT! 2) The “well being gap” in Wisconsin is a tragedy. Someone Has To Say It!: Tim’s rant on the “gap.” The Schools Our Children Deserve: Patrick Sullivan is the director of Ireland’s National Council for Curriculum and Assessment Feature Interview: Vietnam Veteran and Veteran for peace Will Williams dismantles the… Read more »