Posts Tagged: charter schools

If You’re a Democrat do you REALLY know the definition of a #charterschool?

Urban Milwaukee on Charters Wisconsin State Journal on Charters. Listen to the Reality Check!   The Network for Public Education’s Executive Director—Carol Burris—defines charter schools!

Are “all” charter schools public schools?

Wisconsin State Journal calls “all” charter schools public despite the fact that the latest charter school grant received by WI is for “independent charter schools” that don’t answer to a locally elected school board.   These same charter schools create a funding dilemma for neighborhood schools by authorizing a “backpack full of cash” funding stream… Read more »

BustED Pencils Trending News: Episode 18; Floating; Think; Dangerous

BustED Pencils Radio Episode 18 –  It’s “easy being GREEN” for Dr. Jill Stein Episode 18: It’s “easy being GREEN” for Dr. Jill Stein Floating a new chartier image. MA: How To Gut Schools, Boston Edition To question is to think.  Wait a minute, I’ve got a question. Sooo… You Think I’m a Conspiracy… Read more »

BustED Pencils Trending News: WWMDMS 10/26/15; Stiff; Bite; Repeat

BustED Pencils Radio – What Would Matt Damon’s Mom Say? (WWMDMS) WWMDMS – 10/26/15 WWMDMS – 10/26/15 Stiff public school kids??? What?!! Roberts: No money for K-12 but $100 million for charter school operators Bite me rigorous!! The new education law (ESSA) could mean much much more testing Works? Repeat.  Makes sense to me!!  Hmmmm???? Teachers’… Read more »

BustED Pencils Trending News: Phony; Punish; Please

Grass roots rebellion growing. We’re onto the phony education reformers: Charter school charlatans and faux reformers take it on the chin Simply failing the test, not the course, is call for punishment? Spike proposal to punish school districts for student test failures Please, this whole thing is nonsense! A ‘No-Nonsense’ Classroom Where Teachers… 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 »

BustED Pencils Trending News: PA teachers not paid; Sensory issues; Educate this Editorial Board

    Charter schools strain local budgets.  Employees of the school literally found out they would not receive pay less than a week before the start of the new school year!   State law requires school districts to pay the charters for every student in the district that goes to a charter school. Why teachers… Read more »

BustED Pencils Trending News: NAfMA Wins For ARTS; Ed In China; WISCAPE Vision

    NAfMA gets a win for the Arts.  HUGE step!! Senate Passes Act That The Arts Are Considered Core Subjects   America style Ed in China. WHAT????? Made in America: China’s Importing Charter Schools   Our blogtalkradio show at Michelangelo’s with guests Jason Lee and Noel Radomski from WISCAPE – An amazing… Read more »

BustED Pencils Trending News: Jesse – 5 to go; Pro-union; LaRaviere is here; Quickie

             Jessie “The Walking Man” Turner almost to DC, 5 days left!!   Bringing “charters closer to their historical roots and original mission”. Charter schools’ worst nightmare: A pro-union movement may change charters forever  No need to worry about missing Troy last week, here he is. Chicago Principal Troy… 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 Peter Grey, PhD points out that social and emotional development is at risk.  Play-based schooling wins out over academic… Read more »