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Action Alert for Milwaukee

Last week Rep. Dale Kooyenga (R-Brookfield) and Sen. Alberta Darling (R-River Hills) decided that their vast experience as suburban Wisconsin legislators qualified them to introduce a bill that would literally take away Milwaukee Public Schools from the people of Milwaukee.  Yes, they proposed a “public school take over bill.”  These bills have been passed in many urban areas… Read more »

Tim & Jed BustED Pencils @ Chicago NPE National Conference 2015

    Tim and Jed BustED Pencils! GO TO: Tim and Jed – BustED Pencils – fully leaded education talk schoolhouselive schoolhouselive on Livestream. COMING APRIL 25-26 FROM CHICAGO: NETWORK FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION NATIONAL CONFERENCE – Watch live streaming Internet TV. Broadcast your own live streaming videos, like schoolhouselive in Widescreen HD. Livestream, Be… Read more »

BustED Pencils Trending News: A power of a child. Cheating? Opt out, how many?

Sydney Smoot is an education HERO.  She is EVERY kids voice! If this little girls words and the standing ovation at the end doesn’t scream “end standardized testing”, I don’t know what does. Clap clap clap!!!! 9-Year-Old Girl Epically Destroys The Case For Standardized Testing (Video) Why are 11 educators being convicted in Atlanta,… Read more »

BustED Pencils Trending News: Student Success Act? Revolution?? On Demand!!!

If you thought No Child Left Behind (NCLB), oops, I mean the Student Success Act was dead, think again.  Spring = rebirth. Heads Up! HR 5 (Student Success Act) Coming Back As Soon As April 13th A book about United Opt Out? WHAT?!!  Come check it out A Handbook for the Education Revolution…It’s Here… Read more »

UPDATE on Banned by @educationgadfly and @rpondiscio

  Sunday update to this post.  Mr. Pondiscio tweeted this to me earlier today.   He was obviously a bit miffed at the post below and the “Banned” title. And yes, in the original comment that I attempted to post to his blog I did have a “link.”  So I went back to the comments… Read more »

BustED Pencils Trending News: Pearson, Pearson, Pearson!

If you remember the 1970s show the Brady Bunch, one of the most memorable episodes features middling sister Jan expressing outrage at what seems to be Marcia’s “unearned” step up for all of life’s occasions. Well it seems that educational testing giant Pearson seems to have the same luck as Marcia. PARCC exams: How Pearson… Read more »

BustED Pencils Trending News: Pearson and Spygate.

What a week for the giant test publishing company—Pearson.  As was first reported on Bob Braun’s Ledger on Friday March 13th, it was confirmed that Pearson was spying on New Jersey students taking the common core aligned PARCC test. BustED Pencils talked to Bob on Sunday, March 15th for a detailed discussion of the “authorized” (by the… Read more »