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Busted Pencils

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Fully Leaded Education Talk. Progressive Education news and commentary with Dr. Tim Slekar and Dr. Jed Hopkins.

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Why do they call Dr. Jesse Turner "The Walking Man?" Well maybe it's because in a few days Jesse will begin his 400 mile walk to DC in protest of the standardized, inhumane, corporate, and destructive takeover of public... more

GRUMPy member Marj Passman will join BustED Pencils to discuss their latest opinion piece and talk about why ALL citizens must engage the Wisconsin attack on democracy. Plus Trending News and of course the BustED Pencils "tool... more

What a week for public education in WIsconsin! We'll be checking in with BustED Pencil's Milwaukee activist coorespondent Angela Walker for the latest in grassroots resistance. Also, trending news to start the show and don't forget to... more

Listen Sunday as Jed and Tim bust pencils with Justin Oakley (Just Let me Teach). And as always BustED Pencils covers "Trending News" and reveals our education reformer "Tool of the Week."

Last week Rep. Dale Kooyenga (R-Brookfield) and Sen. Alberta Darling (R-River Hills) decided that their vast experience as suburban Wisconsin legislators qualififed them to introduce a bill that would literally take away Milwaukee Public... more

BustED Pencils radio welcomes Dr. Christopher Tienken. Is he an Education Policy Analyst or Dark Purveyor of Statistical Black Magic? Tune in as we discuss his latest blog post "Predictable Results" and reveal the secret behind the... more

Don't miss this special episode of BustED Pencils as Jed and Tim talk to Seattle teacher and activist, Jesse Hagopian. The question: Does the Black Lives Matter movement and Opt Out movement belong together? We will talk to Jesse about... more

In this episode of BustED Pencils, Jed and Tim wil talk to Courtney Smith, President of Douglas County Federation (of teachers and classified employees) and go over the results of a climate survey that was just completed by the... more

Jed and Tim talk to NPE's Anthony Cody about the Network for Public Education's conference in Chicago this weekend. See

Tim will talk to United Opt Out's Peggy Robertson and ask her the hard questions: 1) Where does UUO's vast financial resources come from? 2) When it comes to the bottom line—children—why does UOO find it acceptable to... more