What happens when a “liberal college professor” runs for school board? What about Christmas? Just listen.
The sports industrial complex as currently constituted is built on the backs of black athletes and incentivises universities and high schools to emphasize the athletic potential of many children over their academic achievement. Many students are accepted into top tier colleges that typically would be denied entrance, if not for their potential to help win… Read more »
Breaking News from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel! Teachers are leaving the profession. Seriously! It’s now true. According to a report released Friday by the nonpartisan Public Policy Forum, Wisconsin has a teacher leaving problem that has fueled the so called teacher shortage. Let me start with this quote from Anne Chapman, senior researcher at the forum and… Read more »
About to be “Frequently asked Questions” concerning “fast track” teacher licensure in the state of Wisconsin. Is there a way to get a teaching license without student teaching? Yes. Is there a way to get a teaching license without taking the edTPA? Yes. Is there a way to avoid that horrible Foundations of Reading Test?… Read more »
“Sorry in advance for the length, but I need to get this out. After 22 years, I don’t know if I have it in me anymore. I am a teacher. I will always be a teacher. I love teaching, but this isn’t teaching. Everything I am required to do is about preparing my students for… Read more »
As a social studies teacher and critical educator, it is my responsibility to engage with the world, to analyze current events in a historical context. It is my job to challenge the dominant paradigms in the study of history or offer alternative perspectives. These issues constantly pop up in the classroom and we have to… Read more »
Listeners and readers of BustED Pencils know we have a love for music—punk rock particularly! I typically try to find a music video to support blog posts and our intro music to the podcast is Rise Against’s Re-Education (Through Labor). Last week I had the opportunity to get an interview with Tim McIlrath of Rise… Read more »
Stupid cliche alert. “Be careful what you wish for.” Wisconsin has a new budget! Finally we can get down to the continued further “disruption” of the teaching profession. Yes it is now official. $2100, 10 months, and no student teaching gets you a license to teach in Wisconsin—teacher shortage solution I’ve been told. Never mind… Read more »