Episode 1 – 12/1/14 Episode 1: 12/1/14 Morna McDermott – She is NOT making this up. If George Orwell Hosted an Education Conference, It Would be This If George Orwell Hosted an Education Conference, It Would be This Anthony Cody calls out Alexander Russo! Keep busting pencils Anthony!! Will Ethical Walls Protect Education Journalism from Billionaire… Read more »
Posts Tagged: Arne Duncan
BustED Pencils Trending News: Duncan dunked; Bye Bye Standardized; Busting Pencils
Deputy Secretary of Education John B. King, Jr., Really?!! Education Secretary Arne Duncan stepping down http://www.cnn.com/2015/10/02/politics/arne-duncan-resigns-education-secretary-obama/ Standardized tests SAT/ACT on the way out, good students are in! Bye Bye Standardized. What one college discovered when it stopped accepting SAT/ACT scores https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2015/09/25/what-one-college-discovered-when-it-stopped-accepting-satact-scores/?postshare=7841443318078886 Schools being creative in spite of Standardized testing! This is what happens… Read more »
BustED Pencils Trending News: 400 miles achieved; 12 year old gets it right; Live at Michelangelo’s;
400 Miles Achieved all in the name of children! Congratulations Jesse! Find Jesse Turner in satirical mock trial as Arne Duncan. (44.01 minutes into the trial) Mock Trial LIVE STREAM http://educationtownhall.org/2015/07/24/mock-trial-live-stream/ Children are more than test scores http://childrenaremorethantestscores.blogspot.com/ Lacey wrote a research paper about standardized testing. We had no idea she was doing this… Read more »
Why BustED Pencils does not support the Senate’s ESEA rewrite!
As was noted today in EdWeek, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan applauded the Senate’s passage of the ESEA rewrite. He particularly touted provisions in the bill that would give states more flexibility from NCLB’s “one-size-fits-all federal mandates” and those that would reduce the burden of testing on classroom time. Duncan also cheered language in the… 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 http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-soccer-mom-revolt-against-common-core-1430867989 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: 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 http://www.wortfm.org/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 http://www.pearsoned.com/news/pearson-acquires-adhd-testing-company-biobehavioral-diagnostics/#.VCzJf_ldXWl Our own “Mom Michelle” and “Activist of the Week” from BustED Pencils is deeply offended and insulted by Arne Duncan’s remarks… Read more »
Letter to Arne Duncan, Guest post by Michelle Slekar
Arne Duncan, I am deeply offended and insulted by the accusations and down right LIES you are putting out to the press. You really should be ashamed of yourself. I AM a white suburban mom and I worked in the schools with the children you labeled as disabled or minority. THIS tactic will NOT… Read more »
Education Reformers HATE public schools! Just being honest.
We have a manufactured crisis in education being pushed on the American people. Everyone from Arne Duncan to Jeb Bush is pushing the “public education crisis” narrative. The “public education crisis” narrative, while being dishonest, is absolutely brilliant. Just think of the work and the time the reformers were willing to put in. They designed a system that… Read more »
Move Along! Nothing to See here! or “I don’t want to be here anymore.”
Two years ago I posted the blog below. Today I am reposting it (with some revisions). Why? Because, as we leave 2014 and are about to begin 2015 I don’t believe anything has changed since I originally crafted this post. I am close to the edge! And from here the picture is perfectly clear. The… Read more »