Episode 57: Marching with the 50 Miles More students

Photo courtesy of Joe Brusky Trending News: 50 Miles More students from Wisconsin What Would Matt Damon’s Mom Say about students protesting and having their own opinions? Someone Has To Say It: Democrats dismantling and demoralizing the teaching profession. Feature Interview: BustED Pencils goes out on the road with the 50 Miles More students and talks about their mission and their… Read more »

Episode 56: Betsy Bonanza

Trending News: Did she really say that?  Between SNL and 60 minutes Betsy DeVos had a tough time communicating.  Is it real or is it parody? Special Guest:  Double E. Defends Betsy, or as he likes to call her “Tootsie.”  You know what the say about the “woodwork.” Spotlight Interview #1: Paul Thomas joins us… Read more »

Episode 55: “57 minutes!” Stoneman Douglas High school Moms Remember that Day!

Trending News School Policy and student walkouts Students walk out across the country to protest gun violence The AR- 15 is a killing machine Someone Has to Say It: People who post stupid comments about gun violence on my Facebook page are…? Feature Interview: Rosemarie Jensen and Cathi Rush started the day on Feb. 14th,… Read more »

Episode 54: Teacher Shortage or Teacher Demoralization?

Trending News: They were trained for this moment Teacher with a white nationalist podcast Teen mental health and cell phones Someone Has To Say it:  Teacher Shortage?  Not really. Leadership shortage? Oh Yeah! Feature Interview: Doris Santoro from Bowdoin College spends time with Tim talking about her new book–Demoralized: Why Teachers Leave the Profession They Love… Read more »

Episode 53: No More Thoughts and Prayers!

Trending News 1) Idiot accuses shooting victims of being “coached.” 2) Conspiracy crackpots dump more pain on Florida shooting victims by claiming they are really just actors. Someone Has To Say It! John Pavlovitz. The ‘Emotionally Immature’ Teenagers Saving America’s Soul Feature Interview:  In this special episode we talk to teacher Jen Greenwald, Wisconsin Public Education… Read more »

Episode 52: Politicians Beware: A Few Good Women in Kentucky Are On The Move

Trending News: A Few Good Women Student Loan Forgiveness is Good for the Economy Someone Has To Say It: Just say “NO!” to Blue Ribbon Panels on School Funding. Feature Interview: Gay Adelmann has had it with know nothing politicians ruining public schools in Kentucky.  That’s why A Few Good Women in Kentucky are running… Read more »

Episode 51: Are Politicians friends of Public Education?

Trending News Gun Wielding Teachers Finland, Finland, Finland What Would Matt Damon’s Mom Say about feeding hungry children? Someone Has To Say It: Social Justice Unions. The time has come. Feature Interview:  @TheOtherMandela (Mandela Barnes) is running for Lt. Governor in Wisconsin.  Can this Milwaukee native change the narrative?  Let’s just say that @TheOtherMandela speaks some serious… Read more »

Episode 50: #BustEDPencils turns 50 and welcomes @MTEAunion

Trending News: Yes to Sex All kids are Dumb What Would Matt Damon’s Mom Say about No Excuses Schools? Feature Interview: Milwaukee Teacher’s Education Association president Kim Schroeder.  What does it mean to fight for “our” kids, schools, communities, and the profession? Spotlight Interview: Green Bay area Library/Media Specialist Amy Bahaynah does way more than… Read more »

Episode 49: Are you an Advocate for Public Education?

Trending News: What do you do with “Non Essential Students?” Teacher’s as Reality TV stars? Someone Has To Say It: It’s time for legislator accountability. Kohn’s Zone: To lecture or to shut up? That is the question. Feature Interview: Carol Burris—The Network for Public Education’s Executive Director—talks to Tim about the NPE’s history and current… Read more »

Episode 48: Ed Tech, Art as Porn, Unionism, Standards, and Diane Ravitch: Woo Hoo!

Trending News: Teaching art or porn? Some One Has To Say It:  Woo Hoo is NOT a sentence! What Would Matt Damon’s Mom Say about New Zealand getting rid of standards? Feature Interview: Diane Ravitch.  Warning! Educational Technology could be hazardous to your child. Spotlight Interview: Union leader—Joanna Rizzotto. Wisconsin Education Association Council Region 7… Read more »