Episode 14: No Excuses. No Excuses. No Excuses!


You know what they say, “Excuses are like @ssh0les$, Everybody has One.” In this episode of BustED Pencils, Jed and Tim talk to Jim Horn about his new book, Work Hard, Be Hard: Journeys through “No Excuses” Teaching and explore the world of “no excuses” charter schools through the voice of teachers.

Our Activist of the Week (Emily Talmage) is currently a public school teacher who speaks critically about her time as a “no excuses” teacher and writes a cutting edge blog that warns educators about the coming the new education reforms—Competency Based Education.

Matt Damon’s Mom offers her wisdom concerning the “no excuses” paradigm. And of course we end the show with our Moment of Zinn.

Let’s Bust Some Pencils!

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Episode 14: No Excuses. No Excuses. No Excuses!