BustED Pencils https://bustedpencils.com/ BustED Pencils; Fully Leaded Education Talk is a half-hour talk show dedicated to public education. It is the only talk on the radio about education by educators. BustED Pencils is known for its commitment to the hard facts with a humorous twist. Host Tim Slekar covers the “real” issues in education. Thu, 27 Feb 2020 13:08:21 +0000 en-US © BustED Pencils Fully leaded educational talk. Tim Slekar BustED Pencils; Fully Leaded Education Talk is a half-hour talk show dedicated to public education. It is the only talk on the radio about education by educators. BustED Pencils is known for its commitment to the hard facts with a humorous twist. Host Tim Slekar covers the “real” issues in education. BustED Pencils bustedpencils@gmail.com clean https://bustedpencils.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/busted-pencils-podcast.jpg BustED Pencils https://bustedpencils.com/ Tim Slekar bustedpencils@gmail.com BustED Pencils; Fully Leaded Education Talk is a half-hour talk show dedicated to public education. It is the only talk on the radio about education by educators. BustED Pencils is known for its commitment to the hard facts with a humorous twist. Host Tim Slekar covers the “real” issues in education. No Episode 91: “Justified Anger” https://bustedpencils.com/episode/episode-91-justified-anger/ Thu, 27 Feb 2020 02:24:15 +0000 BustED Pencils https://bustedpencils.com/?post_type=episode&p=4738 Read more »]]> Black Like Me,Justified Anger,Madison,Reverend Dr. Alex Gee,Texas,Trump,WI

Trending News:

  1. Trump says NO to forgiveness.
  2. “Freedom Schools” vs “Government Schools”
  3. Buttocks Beware: Discipline Texas Style.

Feature Interview:

The Reverend Dr. Alex Gee is the featured guest on BustED Pencils.

Dr. Gee has nudged his local community to rethink racial disparities in Madison, WI, by launching an incredible citywide movement called Justified Anger, named after a stirring front page essay he wrote about his experiences growing in Madison as a Black Man.

Dr. Gee’s African American History Course has been a transformative experience for over 600 white allies.

He is also the host of his own podcast—Black Like Me.

Listen closely to this interview because Dr. Gee’s anger is justified but his message is inspirational.

And of course your Moment of Zinn.

Let’s Bust Some Pencils!

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Episode 90: Slaying Goliath with Diane Ravitch https://bustedpencils.com/episode/episode-90-slaying-goliath-with-diane-ravitch/ Sun, 09 Feb 2020 02:06:03 +0000 BustED Pencils https://bustedpencils.com/?post_type=episode&p=4732 Read more »]]> Diane Ravitch,Slaying Goliath Trending News:

  1. Confederate Flag still Flying in Virginia School.
  2. But why? Kids and their darn questions.
  3. The “Disruptors” are losing.

Feature Interview:

Diane Ravitch has a new book out. Slaying Goliath.  She joins BustEDPencils to talk about the inspiration behind the book–the RESISTANCE!

How is possible that teachers, parents, school children, and activists with little to no resources can take on the education “losers” worth billions?

Well.  You’ll just have to listen to Diane as she tells the stories of the many who Bust Pencils everyday.

And of course your Moment of Zinn.

Let’s Bust some Pencils!

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Episode 89: A Thurgood Marshall Plan for Public Education: Feelin the Bern! https://bustedpencils.com/episode/episode-89-a-thurgood-marshall-plan-for-public-education-feelin-the-bern/ Tue, 21 Jan 2020 18:42:39 +0000 BustED Pencils https://bustedpencils.com/?post_type=episode&p=4725 Read more »]]> Bernie Sanders,Feel the Bern,Librarians,Missouri,Red State Revolt,USA Today
Trending News

  1. Censoring Librarians in Missouri.
  2. Jailing Librarians in Missouri.
  3. Wal-Mart Moms on the Astroturf.

Feature Interview
Eric Blanc is the Author of the book Red State Revolt: The Teachers’ Strike Wave and Working-Class Politics . He is Senator Bernie Sanders national surrogate.

Eric takes us inside Bernie’s USA Today piece that blasts NCLB and test based education reform and then we dig deep in Bernie’s Thurgood Marshall Plan for Public Education. We are Feelin the Bern!

And of course your Moment of Zinn.

Let’s Bust some Pencils!

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Episode 88: Online Preschool: EVERYTHING you need to know! https://bustedpencils.com/episode/episode-88-online-preschool-everything-you-need-to-know/ Tue, 07 Jan 2020 18:54:58 +0000 BustED Pencils https://bustedpencils.com/?post_type=episode&p=4720 Read more »]]> Dr. Dipesh Navsaria,education,preschool

Trending News:

  1. 2020 Education Trends to Watch
  2. Civic Engagement 1 Day of the Year Only.
  3. Online Connections or Human Connections?

Feature Interview:

Dr. Dipesh Navsaria is a pediatrician in Madison, WI.  He blends the roles of physician, occasional children’s librarian, educator, public health professional and child health advocate.

Recently a Wisconsin legislator proposed spending 1.5 million dollars to bring “on-line” preschool to about six hundred 3-4 year olds.  Good investment or a government subsidy to a tech company?  That’s one question.  But what about the simple question: Is it good for 3-4 year olds?

I have my own thoughts but check what Dr. Navsaria has to say.

And of course, Your Moment of Zinn.

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Episode 87: Climate Warriors https://bustedpencils.com/episode/episode-87-climate-warriors/ Mon, 07 Oct 2019 13:06:18 +0000 BustED Pencils https://bustedpencils.com/?post_type=episode&p=4691 Read more »]]> climate,Moé Yonamine,Rethinking Schools,Tim Swinehart,Zinn Education Project
  1. Teachers have their own children too. 
  2. A Room for Teachers to DESTRESS.
  3. Old School Kindergarten: Play.

Feature Interview:

Moé Yonamine and Tim Swinehart of Rethinking Schools and the Zinn Education Project join us.  They talk about how they are helping students become “Climate Warriors” fully engaged in fighting the climate crisis.  We talk about A People’s Curriculum for the Earth and Because Our Islands Are Our Life.

Also check out: https://www.zinnedproject.org/campaigns/teach-climate-justice

And of course Your Moment of Zinn.


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Episode 86: Teaching A People’s History of Abolition and the Civil War https://bustedpencils.com/episode/episode-86-teaching-a-peoples-history-of-abolition-and-the-civil-war/ Thu, 15 Aug 2019 00:43:09 +0000 BustED Pencils https://bustedpencils.com/?post_type=episode&p=4679 Read more »]]> abolition,Adam Sanchez,Civil War,Rethinking Schools,testing,tests Trending News:

  1. In God We Trust
  2. Testing Craze getting less Crazy?
  3. Don’t Just Shut Up and Teach.

Feature Interview:

Adam Sanchez from Rethinking Schools joins us to explain the thinking that went into developing the new book—Teaching a People’s History of Abolition and the Civil War.

We then break down the book by the ten lessons provided.  And guess what?  There’s a lot of powerful content that was never really taught it seems—until now!

Plus your Moment of Zinn.

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Episode 85: Charter School Scandal https://bustedpencils.com/episode/episode-85-charter-school-scandal/ Fri, 12 Jul 2019 13:27:50 +0000 BustED Pencils https://bustedpencils.com/?post_type=episode&p=4669 Read more »]]> Asleep at the Wheel,Carol Burris,charter schools,Department of Education,Koch,Network for Public Education,NPE Trending News:

  1. No Teachers across the Pond.
  2. Koch Attack
  3. Why ya gotta pick on Charter Schools?

Feature Interview:

The Network for Public Education’s Executive Director Carol Burris talks about the lack of “accountability” at the Federal Department of Education regarding charter school funding.  After publishing Asleep at the Wheel the charter school industry felt dissed.  So they complained.  So Carol went back to check NPE’s facts and found out the Charter industry might even be more than just Asleep at the Wheel.

This was such an awesome interview so I asked Carol if she might be interested in doing a semi-regular interview to keep  #BustEDPencils listeners informed about the scandalous world of charter schools.!  Guess what she said?

Plus your Moment of Zinn.

Let’s Bust some Pencils!

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Episode 84:  Rethinking Schools: The New Teacher Book https://bustedpencils.com/episode/episode-84-rethinking-schools-the-new-teacher-book/ Tue, 18 Jun 2019 17:38:17 +0000 BustED Pencils https://bustedpencils.com/?post_type=episode&p=4662 Read more »]]> Ikechukwu Onyema,Rethinking Schools,Stan Karp Trending News:

  1. From Custodian to Principal
  2. What if I don’t shoot a school shooter?

Feature Interview:

We talk to Stan Karp (editor at Rethinking Schools) and Ikechukwu Onyema (author at Rethinking Schools) about the third edition of THE NEW TEACHER BOOK: FINDING PURPOSE, BALANCE, AND HOPE DURING YOUR FIRST YEARS IN THE CLASSROOM.

Stan and Ike take us on a quick historical journey concerning the development of TNTB.  We explore the new content and even talk about the power of a “new teacher book” written specifically to help teachers bring social justice content into the classroom. And most importantly, HOW TO INSPIRE STUDENTS TO SOCIAL JUSTICE ACTION.

And of course Your Moment of Zinn.

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Episode 83: Rethinking Schools: Origins and Future https://bustedpencils.com/episode/episode-83-rethinking-schools-origins-and-future/ Sun, 19 May 2019 23:12:40 +0000 BustED Pencils https://bustedpencils.com/?post_type=episode&p=4606 Read more »]]> Bob Peterson,Rethinking Schools Trending News:

  1. Classrooms in Crisis.  Bad Behavior of Bad System?
  2. Just say No to the Teacher Shortage.
  3. Standing your ground so you can shoot your kids.

Feature Interview:

Rethinking Schools Founder Bob Peterson.

In the 1980s Bob Peterson and his teaching colleagues were looking for social justice teaching materials.  There weren’t many out there in the commercial curriculum market.  No Problem!  Get a kitchen table, Apple IIe, and rubber cement and create a social justice newsletter.  30 + years later and Rethinking Schools is the premiere publisher, journal, and go to web site for teachers looking to ditch the script and dig deep into social justice issues.

In this interview I talk to Bob about the origins, the current state, and the future of Rethinking Schools.

And of course Your Moment of Zinn.

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Episode 82: After School Shootings: #mourninginamerika https://bustedpencils.com/episode/episode-82-after-school-shootings-mourninginamerika/ Sun, 31 Mar 2019 23:13:34 +0000 BustED Pencils https://bustedpencils.com/?post_type=episode&p=4532 Read more »]]> Assault Rifles,Dou Vang,FL,Joanna Rizzotto,New Zealand,Parkland,PTSD,Rosemarie Jensen,School Shootings,Stoneman Douglas,Suicide

Trending News:

  1. Surviving School Shootings.
  2. After School Shootings: PTSD and Suicide.
  3. It took New Zealand 6 days to ban assault rifles.

Feature Interview: Parkland, FL mother Rosemarie Jensen.  Rosemarie’s son survived the Stoneman Douglas school shooting and talked to us last year about that day.  In this interview Rosemarie talks about the aftermath of living “after a school shooting.”  Last week two “survivors” committed suicide.  But WHY?  And what’s being done now?

Educated Educators Talking Education: Joanna Rizzotto talks to us about life inside the classroom “after school shootings.” Are we making it safer or simply adding to the anxiety of children and teachers.  Plus we talk to Dou Vang—currently a substitute teacher— who quit teaching after being “shot” during an active shooter drill.

And your Moment of Zinn.

Let’s gently Bust Some Pencils.

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Episode 81: Rethinking School’s Bob Peterson for Milwaukee School Board https://bustedpencils.com/episode/episode-81-rethinking-schools-bob-peterson-for-milwaukee-school-board/ Sun, 24 Mar 2019 16:46:25 +0000 BustED Pencils https://bustedpencils.com/?post_type=episode&p=4527 Read more »]]> Bob Peterson,edreform,Joanna Rizzotto,Milwaukee Public Schools School Board,Rethinking Schools,Sandy Hook

Trending News:

  1. Sandy Hook parents get the go ahead on lawsuit.
  2. How much would you pay for a teacher?
  3. Skipping school for the climate.

Feature Interview:  Bob Peterson—founding editor of Rethinking Schools and 30+ year veteran teacher—is running for the city wide seat on Milwaukee Public Schools School Board.  Why and what are his plans if elected?  Listen and join the movement to seat an a board member with the experience and vision to move Milwaukee Public Schools towards excellence..

New Feature: Educated Educators Talking Education.  Awesome teacher and past guest of the show Joanna Rizzotto joins Tim to “talk education.”  No coddling here.  The dark underbelly of edreform is on full display and if you’re a reformer we’re coming for you!

And of course Your Moment of Zinn.

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Episode 80: Teaching for Black Lives National Week of Action. https://bustedpencils.com/episode/episode-80-teaching-for-black-lives-national-week-of-action/ Tue, 19 Feb 2019 01:56:37 +0000 BustED Pencils https://bustedpencils.com/?post_type=episode&p=4519 Read more »]]> Bible,Black Lives Matter,BLM,Jesse Hagopian,National Week of Action

Trending News

  1. Bible Literacy?
  2. Teachers who protest should lose their license.
  3. Just say no to abstinence.

Special Episode:

Educators in Madison, Wisconsin gathered on a cold Sunday at Edgewood College to kick off the National Teaching for Black Lives week of Action.

Jesse Hagapioan (one of the editors of Teaching for Black Lives) was the key note speaker.  The day then followed with workshops designed to discuss and prepare lessons for the National Week of Action.

In this special episode, Tim talks to Jesse about the Teaching for Black Lives movement and his reasons for coming to Madison, Wi.

Teachers share their instructional ideas and motivations.

And the organizers talk about how and why they were able to organize such a powerful and successful event.

And of course Your Moment of Zinn.

Let’s Bust some Pencils!

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Episode 79: Rethinking Ethnic Studies https://bustedpencils.com/episode/episode-79-rethinking-ethnic-studies/ Mon, 28 Jan 2019 01:39:45 +0000 BustED Pencils https://bustedpencils.com/?post_type=episode&p=4512 Read more »]]> ethics,Hawaii,Wayne Au Trending News:

  1. Teacher Testing Fails Teachers.
  2. Mrs. Pence teaches art to straight, god fearing students.  Why?
  3. How much do you pay for voucher schools?

Someone Has To Say It:  More Money for Schools?  Maybe!

Feature Interview:

Rethinking Schools has a new book.  Rethinking Ethnic Studies.  We talk to one of the editors—Wayne Au.  Wayne takes us through the main highlights of the new book.  Conclusion: You need this book!

Spotlight Interview:

Peter from Hawaii drops the mic.  Indigenous peoples typically experience the American public school curriculum as a colonization of the mind.  How does this happen?  Listen to Peter.

And of course Your Moment of Zinn.

Let’s Bust some Pencils!

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Episode 78: Teaching Politics: Gagged in AZ and Sued in RI https://bustedpencils.com/episode/episode-78-teaching-politics-gagged-in-az-and-sued-in-ri/ Sun, 13 Jan 2019 21:37:23 +0000 BustED Pencils https://bustedpencils.com/?post_type=episode&p=4504 Read more »]]> CURMUDGUCATION,David Horowitz,Peter Greene,Rhode Island,sensory hallway,teachers Trending News:

  1. Time for the Sensory Hallway.
  2. Where are all of the teachers going?
  3. Teachers talking about politics better be careful.

Feature Interview: The Curmudgucater—Peter Greene—found out that a political “gag order” on teachers in Arizona has a unique origin.  Enter David Horowitz.  Lesson?  Just teach “both sides.”

Special Kohn’s Zone:  Seems that students in Rhode Island are being denied learning about “Bill on Capital Hill.”  Solution? Sue for mandatory civics.  Depends on what “civics” we’re talking about according to Alfie Kohn.

And of course you Moment of Zinn.

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Episode 77: Howard Zinn and Hockey Pucks https://bustedpencils.com/episode/episode-77-howard-zinn-and-hockey-pucks/ Mon, 10 Dec 2018 19:13:46 +0000 BustED Pencils https://bustedpencils.com/?post_type=episode&p=4487 Read more »]]> constitution,Dress Code,gun control,hockey pucks,Howard Zinn,rights,Ursula Wolfe-Rocca

Trending News:

  1. Floating shoes not allowed. Teacher Dress Codes.
  2. Is it a constitutional right to be taught about the constitution?
  3. School Gun Control?  No! Hockey Pucks? Hell Yeah!

Feature Interview:  Ursula Wolfe-Rocca of the Zinn Education Project talks about the important work being done in classrooms using Howard Zinn materials and the motivation pushing a Howard Zinn approach to teaching and learning.

Special: Is A Peoples History of the United States just another text book?

What Would Matt Damon’s Mom Say about banning Howard Zinn from classrooms? Plus.  Guess who Howard Zinn lived next to in Boston?

And of course your Moment of Zinn.

Let’s Bust Some Pencils!

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Episode 76: SUPER Episode! https://bustedpencils.com/episode/episode-76-super-episode/ Sun, 18 Nov 2018 21:19:03 +0000 BustED Pencils https://bustedpencils.com/?post_type=episode&p=4477 Read more »]]> Baraboo,Dr. Joe Gothard,Germany,Minnesota,Nazi,Saint Paul,St Paul,Superhero,Wisconsin

Trending News:

  1. Nazi Salute in Baraboo, Wisconsin.
  2. Reading books is so yesterday.
  3. Germany doesn’t need bake sales to fund public schools. Huh?

Feature Interview: Dr. Joe Gothard.  Superintendent. Saint Paul Public Schools.
What’s it take to lead 38,000 students, 6,500 teachers in 67 schools? A SUPERintendent!

What Would Matt Damon’s Mom Say about “playing” superheroes?

And of course your Moment of Zinn.

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Episode 75: The Nobel prize for Physics: 100 years of Gender Discrimination https://bustedpencils.com/episode/episode-75-the-nobel-prize-for-physics-100-years-of-gender-discrimination/ Tue, 06 Nov 2018 23:59:42 +0000 BustED Pencils https://bustedpencils.com/?post_type=episode&p=4469 Read more »]]> ACT,discrimination,Ethan Siegel,Nobel Prize,Rise Against,Tim McIlrath,Uber

Trending News:

  1. Ubers and Teachers: What’s the difference?
  2. Rich Teachers shows off Metal Chalk Holder
  3. ACT scores drop. Should we care?

Feature Interview: BustED Pencil’s own Astrophysicist—Ethan Siegel—stops by to give us a history lesson.  100 years of gender discrimination and the Nobel Prize for physics.  Implications for classroom instruction? Stop the bias!

Tim from Rise Against on Punk rock and education.

Someone has to Say It! More Money for Schools? Maybe?

Plus your Moment of Zinn.

Let’s Bust Some Pencils!

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Episode 74: Teacher Education as Resistance to Public School Privatization https://bustedpencils.com/episode/episode-74-teacher-education-as-resistance-to-public-school-privatization/ Tue, 23 Oct 2018 00:38:21 +0000 BustED Pencils https://bustedpencils.com/?post_type=episode&p=4462 Read more »]]> Betsy DeVos,europe,Margaret Smith Crocco,Pennsylvania,socialism

Trending News:

  1. Betsy declares the rise of socialism and the death of civics.
  2. Need a pay raise? Move to Europe if you’re a Teacher.
  3. High Stakes tests for Teachers but Not for Students in Pennsylvania.

Feature Interview: Professor Margaret Smith Crocco from Michigan State University.

What are teacher educators doing to resist the privatization of public education and help re-moralize the profession?  In “Principled Resistance: How Teachers Resolve Ethical Dilemmas” Professor Crocco details teacher educators fighting back.

On #BustEDPencils she drops the mic!

Special Kohn’s Zone and Matt Damon’s Mom: Personalized Learning? Really?

And of course your Moment of Zinn.

Let’s Bust Some Pencils!

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Episode 73: We’re (Teachers) Not Worthy https://bustedpencils.com/episode/episode-73-were-teachers-not-worthy/ Mon, 15 Oct 2018 23:49:04 +0000 BustED Pencils https://bustedpencils.com/?post_type=episode&p=4457 Read more »]]> Arne Duncan,common core,Dr. Mitchell Robinson,Dr. William Ayers,Kate Walsh

Trending News:

  1. Teacher’s books stolen by her Principal.
  2. Learning to write? Avoid the Common Core.
  3. So you want to be a Superintendent but you lack the qualifications? No problem.

Primary Interview: Mitchell Robinson.

He’s back.  My brother from another mother—Dr. Mitchell Robinson.  It seems that education reformer Kate Walsh has a new idea and she wants to share it with those of us status quo educationists.  Who knew that somebody with NO student teaching experience had the expertise to offer a critique of the student teaching experience? 

Mitchell and I have our own critique. I wonder if Kate will listen?

Spotlight Interview: Dr. William (Bill) Ayers.

Arne Duncan just published his memoir—How Schools Work: An Inside Account of Failure and Success from One of the Nation’s Longest-Serving Secretaries of Education.

Should we all run out and buy the book?  You won’t have to after you listen to Bill’s “review.” 

And of course A Moment of Zinn.

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Episode 72: Billionaires, Behaviorism and Black Lives https://bustedpencils.com/episode/episode-72-billionaires-behaviorism-and-black-lives/ Sun, 23 Sep 2018 23:00:43 +0000 BustED Pencils https://bustedpencils.com/?post_type=episode&p=4448 Read more »]]> Black Lives Matter,Jeff Bezos,Jesse Hagopian,Macklemore,Michael Bennett,Seattle Trending News:

  1. Don’t Mess With Texas Hillary.
  2. NRAtv goes after Thomas the Train.
  3. Billionaire Bezos creating preschool consumers.

What Would Matt Damon’s Mom Say about the billionaire assault on public education. Can you say “Hijacked?”

Kohn’s Zone: It’s been 25 years since Alfie published Punished by Rewards (A dismantling of behaviorist learning theory).  Progressive education must be flourishing by now, right?

Teaching for Black Lives: Jesse Hagopian joins us again to talk about how Teaching for Black Lives will literally be in the hands of hundreds of teachers. “Grammy award winning artist Macklemore and three time NFL pro bowler Michael Bennett team up to purchase the new critically acclaimed book, Teaching for Black Lives, for distribution to ALL Social Studies & Language Arts Teachers in the Seattle Public Schools”

Can we make this a nation wide movement?

And of Course Your Moment of Zinn.

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Episode 71: Teachers Handling Guns and Kaepernick in “the best way possible.” https://bustedpencils.com/episode/episode-71-teachers-handling-guns-and-kaepernick-in-the-best-way-possible/ Tue, 11 Sep 2018 00:15:12 +0000 BustED Pencils https://bustedpencils.com/?post_type=episode&p=4439 Read more »]]> Analiese Eicher,Brad Schimel,Colin Kaepernick,Guns,Joanna Beilman-Dulin,Nike,Oklahoma,One Wisconsin Now,Rebel Teacher
Trending News: 

  1. In Oklahoma BIG money fights teacher candidates,
  2. In Oklahoma BIG money lost to teacher candidates.
  3. Wisconsin Attorney General wants teachers to handle guns in “the best way possible.”

Feature Interview:  Analiese Eicher and Joanna Beilman-Dulin of One Wisconsin Now join Tim to discuss Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel’s desire to get guns in the hands of teachers in “the best way possible.”

Spotlight Interview:  The Rebel Teacher has something to say about Colin Kaepernick and Nike.  Class is in session.

And of course your Moment of Zinn.

Let’s Bust Some Pencils.

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Episode 70: Back to School Year in Review https://bustedpencils.com/episode/episode-70-back-to-school-year-in-review/ Mon, 03 Sep 2018 22:41:06 +0000 BustED Pencils https://bustedpencils.com/?post_type=episode&p=4431 Read more »]]> Betsy DeVos,Double E,Ethan Siegel,Rise Against,Tim McIlrath

In this special episode we revisit classic interviews and segments that we thought deserved another round.  Awesome stuff here.

  • What Would Matt Damon’s Mom Say?
  • Kohn’s Zone
  • Tim from Rise Against
  • Betsy DeVos Breakdown
  • Double E
  • Ethan Siegel
  • Trending News
  • And much more.

One things is for sure.  It’s Time to get back to school and seriously Bust Some Pencils!

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Episode 69: Tim’s Brother from another Mother https://bustedpencils.com/episode/episode-69-tims-brother-from-another-mother/ Mon, 27 Aug 2018 23:21:54 +0000 BustED Pencils https://bustedpencils.com/?post_type=episode&p=4427 Read more »]]> charter schools,Dr. Mitchell Robinson,School Shooting,sexual harassment Trending News:

  1. School Shootings: Stop the Bleeding.
  2. Thank GOD!
  3. No sexual harassment in this Charter School

Someone Has To Say It: Demoralized in Wisconsin.

Feature Interview: Dr. Mitchell Robinson from Michigan State University might just be the smartest person in the world.  He agrees with me on everything—especially the “heart warming stories” of teachers doing stuff for free.  Make them stop!

Kohn’s Zone: If you keep a “gratitude journal” you might want to stop and recognize that the world essentially sucks.  Or at least maybe question the reality that denies that pain in the world exists.  Talk to us Alfie!

And of course A Moment of Zinn:

Let’s Bust Some Pencils!

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Episode 68: Teaching for Black Lives https://bustedpencils.com/episode/episode-68-teaching-for-black-lives/ Mon, 06 Aug 2018 01:46:11 +0000 BustED Pencils https://bustedpencils.com/?post_type=episode&p=4406 Read more »]]> Black Lives Matter,BLM,Donald Trump,Fake News,Jesse Hagopian,Michigan,Percy Brown,Stick,Texas,Wisconsin
Trending News:
Substitute news guy—Stick—breaks down the the “fake news” of conservative influenced propaganda.

  1. Michigan conservatives want their own history taught.
  2. How fair is it to diss Trump in an AP History book?
  3. In Texas history books not all slaves were unhappy.

Feature Interview:
“Teaching for Black Lives” with Jesse Hagopian.  Jesse joins Tim to break down how Teaching For Black Lives is not just a recommendation, but a liberating ultimatum.

Spotlight Interview:
Wisconsin administrator—Percy Brown—talks equity and student achievement in the context of Black Lives Matter.

And of course you’re Moment of Zinn.

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Episode 67: Charter Schools and Progressive Values: A Lesson for Democrats https://bustedpencils.com/episode/episode-67-charter-schools-and-progressive-values-a-lesson-for-democrats/ Tue, 17 Jul 2018 00:38:26 +0000 BustED Pencils https://bustedpencils.com/?post_type=episode&p=4388 Read more »]]> Carol Burris,charter schools,Scott Wittkopf,Wisconsin State Journal
Trending News:

  1. Charter School’s first Black Valedictorian stopped from speaking at graduation.
  2. Wisconsin State Journal’s charter school definition fails the smell check.
  3. 5 Reasons Charter Schools are B. A. D.

Someone Has To Say It: A lesson for “edu” journalists on charter schools.

Special Interview:  The Network for Public Education’s Carol Burris: Charter Schools 101.

Feature Interview: Frame for the Future’s Scott Wittkopf gives Democrats some advice.  “Frame your message with values.”  The neuroscience of political messaging.

And of course Your Moment of Zinn.

Let’s Bust some Pencils!

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