Feature Interview: Ruth Conniff (Editor and Chief of The Progressive) gives us a behind the scenes look at what went on at the Democratic and Republican Conventions concerning public education. Big Question: What’s a Progressive to do? Activist of the Week: Dr. Andre Perry from The Hechinger Report. What Would Matt Damon’s Mom say about… Read more »
Feature Interview: Ken Zeichner reminds us how the Every Student Succeeds Act promotes “fast track” teacher education and then details how teacher education 3.0 might be the only way to save professional teacher education at the college and university level. Trending News: Another Relay Graduate School of Education opens its doors. #WWMDMS about fast track… Read more »
Feature Interview: Alfie Kohn BustED Pencils talks to prolific author Alfie Kohn about his 1999 Book, The Schools Our Children Deserve. After we talk to Alfie get ready! We will ask a who’s who list of education activists the question: What are the schools OUR children deserve. When it comes to talking about the Schools… Read more »
Feature Interview: Punk Rocker and Kick Ass Educator, Martin Atkins! Activist of the Week: DJ Hostettler of Unintimidated Trending News: Releasing well adjusted humans back into society. WWMDMS?: What about those “well adjusted humans?” Moment of Zinn: Inspiring words. LETS BUST SOME PENCILS!
Feature Interview: Dr. Jill Stein, Green Party presidential candidate “Presumptive Nominees” Trump and Clinton. But what about Stein? Wait till you hear her powerful ideas on public education! Fully Leaded Education News: Trump the bully Activist of the Week: Emily Kaplan (blogger for Defending the Early Years) — Not just teaching, but making public all things… Read more »
Feature Interview: Dr. Andre Perry Founding Dean of Urban Education at Davenport University, Grand Rapids, MI; Writer for Hechinger Andre joins us to discuss the racist assumptions behind the push to teach “grit” to minority students. Fully Leaded Education News: Opt Out Bullying Special Activist of the Week/WWMDMS: Howard Zinn! Matt Damon’s Mom, Nancy, gives us… Read more »
Check out this episode for nothing but “in your face” truth and justice. Jed and Tim interview Chicago social studies teacher Monique Redeaux-Smith. Wait till you hear her talk about teaching poor children of color the history of testing in America and her students’ response to opt out. Our Activist of the Week is an… Read more »
Get ready to “Bang Your Head!” In this episode of BustED Pencils, Jed and Tim spend time with American history teacher Mr. Andrew Larson. What’s so cool about Mr. Larson? He decided to combine American History and Rock and Roll into a high school course. What’s he going to teach? Listen and find out. Don’t… Read more »
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… Read more »
In this special episode of BustED Pencils, Jed and Tim talk to 3 Chicago educators about the April 1st Day of Action. Let’s Bust some Pencils with Chicago Teachers’ Union President Karen Lewis, Chicago teacher and union activist Michelle Gunderson, and Chicago principal Troy LaRaviere!