Posts Tagged: Valerie Strauss

BustED Pencils Trending News: WWMDMS 1/29/16; NOT required; Strikes; Voices

BustED Pencils Radio – What Would Matt Damon’s Mom Say? (WWMDMS) WWMDMS – 1/29/16 WWMDMS – 1/29/16 Not a legal requirement for graduation.  It’s NOT.  Well being of the child, NOT data collection. EB PARCC Protest Strikes against policies. Test-Driven Teacher Evaluations Strike Out Teachers voices. Teachers talk back: The effect of being evaluated by student… Read more »

BustED Pencils Trending News: Brooklyn; NOT; Taken

The Brooklyn accent. The making of an education catastrophe-one activist’s journey of discovery: Mark Naison at TEDxCCSU  NOT the Common Core state standards or corporate influences.  A primer on the damaging movement to privatize public schools $300 MILLION taken from special education! Illinois state board votes to move special ed funding to charter schools. Illinois… Read more »

BustED Pencils Trending News: Religon; Evolution?; Stopped!

Fired-Religous Struggle-In Social Studies U.S. History Class. Muslim Teacher Fired After Showing Malala Video “…disregarding science in favor of a particular religious belief is unconstitutional,” writes Stephen D. Foster Jr. 11-Year-Old Student Sues His Florida Public School For Failing To Teach Evolution Reading for enjoyment??? What an idea! Teacher: Why I stopped assigning homework… 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: 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: C-3PO; Demonized; Right Way-Child’s Eyes

No-Nonsense Nurturer Program (aka – Nonsense).  Be a person not a robot!  C-3PO from Star Wars had more personality than this crazy approach to teacher training. Teacher blasts popular classroom training program: It is turning us into robots. Teaching is HARD.  So why are teachers being “demonized”? Why Is It That America Hates Teachers… 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 »