Posts Tagged: BustED Pencils

BustED Pencils Trending News: Community Heard; Trouble Painted; Uh-oh

Less testing AND listening to the community?!  Wow WV Department Of Education Suggests Dropping Common Core Standards, Replacing Them   A trouble picture painted. What could be wrong with a “community school” model? Overturn broad authority! Uh-oh!! Effort to curb schools superintendent’s powers goes before Wisconsin Supreme Court Get BustED Pencils Trending News… Read more »

BustED Pencils Trending News: Bloody Murder; Sick; Core of the Common SURVEY

“…cry bloody murder to your school board!” Author on Common Core: ‘A Comprehensive Dumbing Down of American Education at Every Level’   Elaine Cox, M. D. says it so eloquently, “Perhaps supporting our teachers to find professional fulfillment in educating students, rather than teaching to the test, will allow their enthusiasm for knowledge to shine… Read more »

New Episode of BustED Pencils!

Just who is Bertis Downs? In this episode Jed and Tim talk to the man, the myth, the legend.  OK maybe that’s too much hype but check it out as Bertis Downs talks to Jed and Tim about his 30 years as manager of the mega rock band REM and how he came to be… Read more »

BustED Pencils Trending News: L.A. students cut in half; Principles?; Cutting Cramming

    Broad and Walton plan to move half of L.A. students into charter schools over the next 8 years!  Good night John-boy!! Walton foundation sustains local funding for Teach For America with new grant Principals without Principles! NYC Public Schools: Money Over Age Cramming and cutting… More than 11,000 school staff members are ‘missing’… Read more »

BustED Pencils Trending News: Strong Teacher; Amendment; “Tribute”

    “We may have reached a tipping point.”  We thought AFT already had strong teachers. Why the hell would AFT sign on to TeachStrong? If this amendment passes we may be stuck with another pro-basketball player telling teachers what to do! State Superintendent Constitutional Amendment Introduced   How easy is it to push… Read more »

BustED Pencils Trending News: Resignation? NO; ALEC targets WI; Common Cuomo

  The more you “FU” the system… NO MORE TEACHER RESIGNATION LETTERS!   “ATTACK PUBLIC EDUCATION IN WISCONSIN” – What the hell??!!! ALEC’s Next Wisconsin Target: Public Education   Direct attempts to limit participation!  Seriously?! Why why why?!!  Answer the “Why?”. Cuomo Doesn’t Want To Hear Your Thoughts On Common Core   Get… Read more »

BustED Pencils Trending News: Life Limits; Attacked; Futile

  The same, with the same at the same.  SAY WHAT?! Diploma Options for Students with Developmental Disabilities Harsh is an understatement! CSCU asks faculty for ‘unprecedented’ givebacks   Chanel M. Quintero (New York) puts the word “special” to a whole new level!  Her commitment to her “other babies” is to be applauded.  Way to bust… Read more »

BustED Pencils Trending News: Must Win; Profit not CHILD; Suspension King

Go Michigan Department of ED! Critical thinking and creativity over memorizing facts and filling in bubbles!  Way to BUST SOME PENCILS!!  (Confetti shower please) In teaching versus testing, teaching must win Melinda Gates said “Parents rightfully said, ‘Oh my gosh, a new test,” – Really Melinda?!!  I believe it was more like “What the… Read more »

BustED Pencils Trending News: Augh-Gupta; Another?!; Taken Away

   Ravi Gupta, tsk tsk tsk… WARNING: THE CONTENT OF THIS POST IS NOT APPROPRIATE FOR CHILDREN.    Announcement! Wisconsin picks a new state test. Breaking News: Wisconsin political hacks maintain status quo era of inequitable public education policy.   This is insane!  OK, they are taking away the alternative tests for students with… Read more »

BustED Pencils Trending News: UNCONSTITUTIONAL; Day 20; 100 Day Loophole

  Are we finally at the point where people realize “charter schools” are NOT public schools. State Supreme Court: Charter schools are unconstitutional   Began August 17th and still going!  Chicago public schools DON’T respect the public. Activists to continue hunger strike over Dyett High School’s fate   Parents find loophole to get… Read more »