Episode 32: Dystopian Reality Check

Feature Interview: James Howard Kunstler: Schools after the Collapse. As society continues to exploit cheap energy what type of living arrangements will help public schools survive in the future. Blogger/Activist of the Week: Monty Fowler: Making America Great, Again. A huge “truth bomb” about being nice to teachers What Would Matt Damon’s Say about “Free Lunches?”… Read more »

Episode 31: The “Choice” is Clear: It’s A Backpack Full of Cash!

Feature Interview: Sarah Mondale and Vera Aronow. Film makers for A Backpack Full of Cash. Blogger/Activist of the Week: Rebel Teacher on the “Business of Choice.” The Schools Our Children Deserve: Jesse “The Walking Man” Turner Matt Damon’s Mom on why Matt decided to narrate Backpack Full of Cash Trending News and a Moment of… Read more »

Episode 30: The American Way: Choice or Justice?

Feature Interview:  America’s superintendent—John Kuhn—explains how public schools and not choice is an American value! Activist of the Week: Hayley Breden of the Caucus of Today’s Teachers talks about Denver’s new social justice caucus. The Schools Our Children Deserve:  Dr. Ricardo Rosa spells it out. Trending News and Matt Damon’s Mom take on politicians hell… Read more »

Episode 29: Book Banning, Nazi Resistance and Choice

Feature Interview: Rivera Sun joins us to talk about the Norwegian Teacher Resistance to the Nazi Occupation of 1942. Matt Damon’s Mom surprise visit. BustED Pencils VIP: Denisha Jones of DEY talks about what Early Childhood Centers in American can tell us about the future of school choice. The Schools Our Children Deserve: Hayley Breden… Read more »

Episode 28: Are you a “Reformer” or an “Innovator?”

Feature Interview: Angela Engel joins us to discuss the difference between reform and innovation in public schools. Matt Damon’s Mom explores the possibility that Donald Trump might make education great again. Blogger of the Week: Ron Giordan talks about his new blog democracydestroyed.com and his take on Betsy DeVos and IDEA. Troy LaRaviere on the Schools… Read more »

Episode 27: Education Deans are on the “EDJE” of Justice and Equity

Feature Interview: Dr. Kathy Shultz talks to Tim about a group of Education Deans that are ready to kick some… Let’s just say these Deans are fighting for Justice and Equity. Matt Damon’s Mom explains the semantics of “charter” schools. Blogger of the Week: Paul Thomas has some Radical Eyes for Equity. Founder of Education… Read more »

Episode 26: A Poet Who Really Didn’t Know “It.”

Feature Interview: Sara Holbrook. Two of her poems were used on a standardized test in Texas. First, she didn’t know her poems were being used and then she didn’t know the answers to questions about her own poems. How does that happen? What does Matt Damon’s Mom think of pedal desks? Activist of the Week:… Read more »

Episode 25: Education Reform Resistance: He Writes the Songs!

Feature Interview: He writes about writing. He speaks about speaking. He sings about singing. He’s Barry Lane! Does Matt Damon’s Mom have a favorite Barry Lane song? The Schools Our Children Deserve: Next week’s feature interview. Poet Sara Holbrook Trending News and a Moment of Zinn. Let’s Bust Some Pencils!

Episode 24: You Want High School? Show Me the Money!

Feature Interview: Erie, PA Superintendent Jay Badams. Will he open high school next year? Good Question. Activist of the Week: BustED Pencils Blogger Dr. Todd Lilly. What Would Matt Damon’s Mom Say about “fast track” teacher preparation? The Schools Our Children Deserve: Andrew Waity of Madison Teacher’s Union Trending News and a Moment of Zinn…. Read more »

Episode 23: Unions. Who Needs Them?

Feature Interview: Dr. Lois Weiner. Director, Urban Education and Teacher Unionism Policy Project New Jersey City University Activist of the Week: Andy Waity, Madison Teachers Inc. What Would Matt Damon’s Mom say about “status quo” teachers? The Schools Our Children Deserve: Michelle Gunderson of the Chicago Teachers Union. Trending News and finally—A Moment of Zinn…. Read more »