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BustED Pencils Trending News: Bloody Murder; Sick; Core of the Common SURVEY

“…cry bloody murder to your school board!” Author on Common Core: ‘A Comprehensive Dumbing Down of American Education at Every Level’ http://cnsnews.com/news/article/barbara-hollingsworth/common-core-comprehensive-dumbing-down-american-education-every   Elaine Cox, M. D. says it so eloquently, “Perhaps supporting our teachers to find professional fulfillment in educating students, rather than teaching to the test, will allow their enthusiasm for knowledge to shine… Read more »

BustED Pencils Trending News: L.A. students cut in half; Principles?; Cutting Cramming

    Broad and Walton plan to move half of L.A. students into charter schools over the next 8 years!  Good night John-boy!! Walton foundation sustains local funding for Teach For America with new grant http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-walton-funding-tfa-20151106-story.html Principals without Principles! NYC Public Schools: Money Over Age https://www.facebook.com/NYCMoneyOverAge/videos/1629401783976960/?fref=nf Cramming and cutting… More than 11,000 school staff members are ‘missing’… Read more »

BustED Pencils Trending News: Strong Teacher; Amendment; “Tribute”

    “We may have reached a tipping point.”  We thought AFT already had strong teachers. Why the hell would AFT sign on to TeachStrong? https://medium.com/@rweingarten/why-the-hell-would-aft-sign-on-to-teachstrong-682acc9df9e7 If this amendment passes we may be stuck with another pro-basketball player telling teachers what to do! State Superintendent Constitutional Amendment Introduced https://wasblegupdate.wordpress.com/2015/11/10/state-superintendent-constitutional-amendment-introduced/   How easy is it to push… Read more »

BustED Pencils Trending News: Philanthropic “smoke screen”; Busting; Growing ARMY

Hey Melinda and Bill Gates, here is a MUST READ for ya! We can’t believe Melinda and Bill Gates are calling their “dismantling” of public schools across the entire country as “philanthropic work”!  Let me remind you what the definition is for “philanthropic” – The difference commonly cited is that charity relieves the pains of social… Read more »

BustED Pencils Trending News: Resignation? NO; ALEC targets WI; Common Cuomo

  The more you “FU” the system… NO MORE TEACHER RESIGNATION LETTERS! https://bustedpencils.com/2015/11/no-more-teacher-resignation-letters/   “ATTACK PUBLIC EDUCATION IN WISCONSIN” – What the hell??!!! ALEC’s Next Wisconsin Target: Public Education http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-10-26/education/alecs-next-wisconsin-target-public-education/a48638-1   Direct attempts to limit participation!  Seriously?! Why why why?!!  Answer the “Why?”. Cuomo Doesn’t Want To Hear Your Thoughts On Common Core http://perdidostreetschool.blogspot.com/2015/11/cuomo-doesnt-want-to-hear-your-thoughts.html?spref=fb&m=1   Get… Read more »

BustED Pencils Trending News: Life Limits; Attacked; Futile

  The same, with the same at the same.  SAY WHAT?! Diploma Options for Students with Developmental Disabilities https://theoptoutfloridanetwork.wordpress.com/2015/10/04/options-for-students-with-developmental-disabilities/ Harsh is an understatement! CSCU asks faculty for ‘unprecedented’ givebacks http://ctmirror.org/2015/10/07/cscu-asks-faculty-for-unprecedented-givebacks/   Chanel M. Quintero (New York) puts the word “special” to a whole new level!  Her commitment to her “other babies” is to be applauded.  Way to bust… Read more »

BustED Pencils Trending News: Must Win; Profit not CHILD; Suspension King

Go Michigan Department of ED! Critical thinking and creativity over memorizing facts and filling in bubbles!  Way to BUST SOME PENCILS!!  (Confetti shower please) In teaching versus testing, teaching must win http://www.freep.com/story/opinion/contributors/2015/10/09/teaching-versus-testing-teaching-must-win/73528336/ Melinda Gates said “Parents rightfully said, ‘Oh my gosh, a new test,” – Really Melinda?!!  I believe it was more like “What the… Read more »

BustED Pencils Trending News: Duncan dunked; Bye Bye Standardized; Busting Pencils

  Deputy Secretary of Education John B. King, Jr., Really?!! Education Secretary Arne Duncan stepping down http://www.cnn.com/2015/10/02/politics/arne-duncan-resigns-education-secretary-obama/ Standardized tests SAT/ACT on the way out, good students are in!  Bye Bye Standardized. What one college discovered when it stopped accepting SAT/ACT scores https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2015/09/25/what-one-college-discovered-when-it-stopped-accepting-satact-scores/?postshare=7841443318078886   Schools being creative in spite of Standardized testing!  This is what happens… Read more »

BustED Pencils Trending News: Augh-Gupta; Another?!; Taken Away

   Ravi Gupta, tsk tsk tsk… WARNING: THE CONTENT OF THIS POST IS NOT APPROPRIATE FOR CHILDREN. http://dianeravitch.net/2015/09/10/warning-the-content-of-this-post-is-not-appropriate-for-children/    Announcement! Wisconsin picks a new state test. Breaking News: Wisconsin political hacks maintain status quo era of inequitable public education policy. https://bustedpencils.com/2015/09/breaking-news-wisconsin-political-hacks-maintain-status-quo-era-of-inequitable-public-education-policy/   This is insane!  OK, they are taking away the alternative tests for students with… Read more »

BustED Pencils Trending News: Crash Course; VAM; Fear

Satirical approach to start of school advise. John Oliver Prepares Returning Students With Awesome Back-To-School Crash Course http://www.complex.com/pop-culture/2015/09/john-oliver-back-to-school-advice   Long Island NY Elementary School Teacher, Sheri Lederman, stands up for all public educators!  The current evaluation is unfair to the children, educators and school community as a whole! Controversial method to evaluate teachers leads to… Read more »