Posts Tagged: Diane Ravitch

BustED Pencils Trending News: WWMDMS 12/1/14; Sick; 100; Deleted; Corporate

BustED Pencils Radio – What Would Matt Damon’s Mom Say? (WWMDMS) WWMDMS – 12/1/14 WWMDMS – 12/1/14     94 closed and counting.  Is the sickout working?  Fingers crossed.  Work for no pay??!!  No other “profession” is treated this poorly!!  Appalling.  Teachers DESERVE better! Detroit schools closed again due to teacher ‘sickouts’ http://www.cnn.com/2016/05/03/us/detroit-schools-teacher-sickout/ The “Pearson 100” is… Read more »

BustED Pencils Trending News: What Would Matt Damon’s Mom Say (WWMDMS 6/3/15); Raw; Oh YEAH; We object

BustED Pencils Radio – What Would Matt Damon’s Mom Say? (WWMDMS) WWMDMS – 6/3/15 WWMDMS – 6/3/15 A teacher; not a test; is what knows best!!!  A heartfelt, heartbreaking raw honest view from the inside. Untimed Testing is Not a Solution Untimed Testing is Not a Solution See we told you!!  BustED Pencils is education news that seeks the… Read more »

BustED Pencils Trending News: Don’t; Warning; Will NOT

Troy LaRaviere makes a true statement: …”the work “activism” marginalizes people”… .  We tend to agree with this statement. DON’T CALL IT ACTIVISM http://troylaraviere.net/2016/01/25/dont-call-it-activism/ Testing turns into a “daily” process!  Oh no!! Emily Talmadge Warns that Gates is Infiltrating Opt Out Emily Talmadge Warns that Gates is Infiltrating Opt Out   Jonathan Pelto has a fantastic point! “My daughter… Read more »

BustED Pencils Trending News: Cold; Half; March in July

How long does it take to gather information??!! Detroit mayor: Dead mouse, cold kids, bad floor in schools http://news.yahoo.com/detroit-mayor-tour-schools-teachers-complaints-070912729.html Eli Broad wanted to take HALF the kids!  A takeover will NOT be had. Shocker: Los Angeles School Board Votes 7-0 for Resolution Opposing Eli Broad Takeover Shocker: Los Angeles School Board Votes 7-0 for Resolution… 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. http://dianeravitch.net/2015/09/10/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. https://bustedpencils.com/2015/09/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: Dem. Declares War; No Show for SBAC; Racist? REALLY??!!

  Senator John Tester of Montana (who was a teacher) says, “Students shouldn’t be learning for the test, they should be learning for life.” Democratic Senator Declares War on Standardized Tests http://dailycaller.com/2015/04/21/democratic-senator-declares-war-on-standardized-tests/ Diane Ravitch’s Blog says it best! No juniors show up to take SBAC at Seattle high school http://www.king5.com/story/news/local/seattle/2015/04/23/sbac-standardized-testing-nathan-hale-high-school/26267407/ Really? The “Feds” can step… Read more »

BustED Pencils Trending News: Common Core’s political fiasco; PA opt outers will not be denied; No evidence to support FSA

It’s not a right or left thing! Parties unite on this issue.  In fact, as Diane Ravitch says, “As [U.S. Secretary of Education Arne] Duncan’s chief of staff JoAnne Weiss wrote at the time, Common Core was intended to create a national market for book publishers…”. Common Core’s political fiasco: How it united the left and… Read more »