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BustED Pencils Trending News: Red Flag; CC Promoters $$; Snake Oil

Red flag regarding student information!  A cautionary tale for school districts. Millions of Student Records Sold in Bankruptcy Case   I don’t typically align myself with the FEDERALISTS, but the details in this story cannot be  ignored. Ten Common Core Promoters Laughing All The Way To The Bank   Classrooms of the 21st century… Read more »

BustED Pencils Trending News: predictable; big lie; college readiness declining

Christopher comes to BustED Pencils first with this breaking education news.  When are CNN and MSNBC going to cover this story?  BustED Pencils to become the mainstream media! “Predictable Results” with Dr. Christopher Tienken Education for “citizenship” – That’s not measurable.  Obliged to care more about profit than children. Education “reforms” big lie: The… Read more »

BustED Pencils Trending News: The Walking Man; Student Loses Hope; We Can Cancel

Jesse “the walking man” Turner walking for our nation’s children – 400 miles in 40 days!! “Going to DC, ganna right some wrong” Walking TO DC youtube video YOUTUBE 16 year old Maddy Ortega may be one voice, but she is the voice of many young children in public schools today. Student Loses Hope After Too Much Testing… Read more »

BustED Pencils Trending News: Mom Revolt; Long-Term Harm; Worth Celebrating?

We get that the movement is growing, but why do they have to make it “an upper-middle-class thing”.  It is so much more than that. So much more. The Soccer Mom Revolt Against Common Core Peter Grey, PhD points out that social and emotional development is at risk.  Play-based schooling wins out over academic… Read more »

BustED Pencils Trending News: 3 step down, “Rigor”, John Oliver spot on

  1.  Caring voices will always win out over money!  THREE Pearson members stepping down, revenues declining in North America. Pearson confirms departure of chairman Glen Moreno 2.  Dr. Walter Stroup seven hour wait to testify in 2012 at a legislative hearing at the Texas Capitol about “Rigor” has turned into Pearson counterattacking largely… Read more »

BustED Pencils Trending News: Slekar speaks; 12-year-old voice; LEGAL Rights

            1.   You REALLY want to understand the opt out movement?  Listen here as our own Dr. Tim Slekar explains. No Child Left Behind & Standardized Testing   2.   CJ Pearson is an articulate 12 year old boy who gets the voice of children out.  A must watch, very… Read more »

BustED Pencils Trending News: Pearson/ADHD; Angry White Mom; No test Tulsa

  Does that mean Pearson is starting to head down another road and get out of our public schools or does it mean disaster ahead? Pearson Acquires ADHD Testing Company BioBehavioral Diagnostics   Our own “Mom Michelle” and “Activist of the Week” from BustED Pencils is deeply offended and insulted by Arne Duncan’s remarks… Read more »

BustED Pencils Trending News: Dem. Declares War; No Show for SBAC; Racist? REALLY??!!

  Senator John Tester of Montana (who was a teacher) says, “Students shouldn’t be learning for the test, they should be learning for life.” Democratic Senator Declares War on Standardized Tests Diane Ravitch’s Blog says it best! No juniors show up to take SBAC at Seattle high school Really? The “Feds” can step… Read more »

BustED Pencils Trending News: Religious Reasons Yinz; Tim & WI movement; Adorable Girls Parody

  The inherent worth and dignity of every person.  Yinzercation creator/blogger Jessie B. Ramey, PhD writes one for yinz guys. The Religious Reasons My Kids Won’t be Taking the Test One of the founding members of United Opt Out (Tim) helps opt out gain traction in WI. As Wisconsin’s new Badger Exam rolls out,… Read more »

BustED Pencils Trending News: Lied To, Jailing Teachers, Heart Strings

  Common core causing a lot of upset in Ohio. URGENT – You Are Being Lied To – Read What’s Really in the Law   Scapegoats for a broken system is EXACTLY right.  What was Michelle Rhee’s punishment??? Hmmm Why Jailing Cheating Teachers Probably Won’t Help America’s Kids;_ylt=A0LEVr.E0jFV7bUAyyEPxQt.   Hold onto your heart,… Read more »