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Busted Pencils

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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In this Epsode of the BustED Pencils podcast, Jed and Tim will be talking to Florida State Senate candidate Rick Roach. You might be thinking, "hey I know that name, isn't he the school board member that had some problems taking... more

Two weeks ago Sydney Smoot spoke some serious truth to power. . During this episode of BustED Pencils Jed and Tim get a chance to hear directly... more

BustED Pencils hosts Jed and Tim talk to Chicago principal Troy LaRaviere about the difference between being a school leader and simply a policy compliance officer. We will also dive into the opt out movement and ask Troy to speak about... more

Literally join Jed and Tim at 5:00 pm live from Next Door Brewing Company as we talk public school activism with parents, teachers, and citizens prior to Too much sugar? Too much TV? Too much testing? We want YOU to come and talk to... more

After a stimulating conversation with Bob Braun last night about his breaking news story that proved that Pearson was spying on New Jersey students wilth the collaboration of the New Jersey Department of Education,, Jed and Tim continue... more

BustED Pencils talks to verteran journalist Bob Braun about Pearson and the fact that they use social media to spy on students.

Jed and Tim look at the top stories in education news and offer analysis, insight, and levity. 1) Kansas stops the spread of ography by silencing teachers. 2) "Get your millions back New Jersey." 3) Walker and Wisconsin rural schools to... more

Opt Out is not an anti-testing movement. It is a deliberate action! It is a movement to restore the civic mission of American public schools—providing a foundational education for all children in critical participatory democracy. It is a... more