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BustED Pencils Trending News: Assist, Don’t Miss; 59; Targeted Elimination; “Walking Man Jesse”

How about assisting these families instead!!  Clearly these are the families that need the most help!  Shame on you Michigan. Punishing the poor: Michigan adopts law to take away families’ food assistance if kids miss school Why why why? 59 teachers dismissed in Lawrence This should be a wake up call to ALL… Read more »

BustED Pencils Trending News: The Walking Man; Walker!!! GRRRR; Insensitivity

He’s on the move!!  Jesse Turner is WALKING AND TALKING – Sunday, June 14th @ 2:30 Walking for Education Justice This explains why my hair is all gone! GRRRRRR Scott Walker’s op-ed on K-12 education: Act 10 ‘changed that broken system’–education-act/article_9886d356-0087-5369-9ded-9c324cd44b4e.html Talk about insensitivity and lack of understanding.  Congressman Cresent Hardy -“Some people have… Read more »

BustED Pencils Trending News: Apologize to the students; Brian did what??; Haunting

 These tasks are not really related to your usual job.  If you don’t care, is it working??  Apologies are in order. The First Hurdle  Nevada governor Brian Sandoval, WHAT did you just do??!! Nevada Enacts Universal School Choice The COMMON theme. High School Students Create Haunting Artwork About Standardized Tests    … Read more »

BustED Pencils Trending News: “F” Word; Opt out?; Killing tenure

Don’t bother coming to Wisconsin if you want to learn. Is it time to start using the “F” Word in Wisconsin? “I am teaching my children…” Darcey Addo You opted out? What are you teaching your kids?!You-opted-out-What-are-you-teaching-your-kids/c1tem/1 Fear, resentment and suspicion. Killing tenure is academia’s point of no return   Want BustED… Read more »

BustED Pencils Trending News: WALKING MAN; Crappy Alec!; Retaliation?; Busting pencils

      COUNT DOWN – 10 days until… Jesse is Walking to Washington, DC   LIVE SHOW with Jesse Turner on THIS SUNDAY at 5:00pm central time   Crappy Creepy Alec, enough said. Meet the Latest Secret Free-Market Group That Wants to Take Over Your Public School Serious educational issues in… Read more »

SPECIAL BustED Pencils Trending News: Wisconsin’s Ground Zero; Fight Takeover of MPS; Milwaukee schools under attack

In the week of the Joint Finance Committee’s attack on public schools BustED Pencils talks to activist Angela Walker about Milwaukee’s “week of action”. Update from Milwaukee: Wisconsin’s Ground Zero in the Battle for Public Schools The actual website you can go to get involved; Come and help the community rise up for MPS… Read more »

BustED Pencils Trending News: Demonized; Carnival Ban; Christi profits

No failed schools in America, only governments failed policy. Why America Demonizes Its Teachers The horrible realities of “pay to play”.  If you ever saw the look of an elementary school child being left out and not understanding why (“I’ve been a good kid too.”) you would be outraged by this action.  It’s wrong… Read more »

BustED Pencils Trending News: Who’s paying?; Common NOT Cure; Foundations Matter?

A private meeting being paid for by whom? So a Lobbyist and an ALEC Legislator Walk into a Bar…Caught on Tape by NBC God forbid an educator speaks! Common Core Does Not Cure Student Mobility   How about keeping the experiences in the classroom that are the foundation for learning?  Nancy Carlsson-Paige needs to… Read more »

BustED Pencils Trending News: Tester bill to ELIMINATE; RED in Seattle; Budget harms kids

  Senator John Tester introduces a bill to ELIMINATE the “federal” annual testing requirements. Tester’s Student Testing and Accountability Act All wearing RED Thousands of teachers rally in downtown Seattle   Thousands who came out in “droves” seem to be ignored and the children are being hurt by it! While You Were Sleeping:… Read more »