Category Archives: Podcasts

Busting Pencils: Civil Rights and Inequities (Ep. 13)

Is opting out of high-stakes test a social movement? Social protest? In this episode of BustEd Pencils explores the Civil Rights movement’s unique history in relation to Opt Out. As the “Activist/Blogger of the Week” I talked about how certain inequities remain “cloaked.” I also discuss the reason why I chose the name Cloaking Inequity and why I started blogging. What happens when

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All Hail King?: We Act Radio @EdTownHall

Today on the B.U.S. Thursday program LIVE on We Act Radio Education Town Hall we discussed the bare inequality facing US children, NPE’s recent national report card which is sparking national discussion and John King’s Secretary of Education confirmation hearing. B= Badass Teachers U= United Opt Out S= Save our Schools The Education Town Hall with Thomas Byrd is the premiere Live Wire show on We

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Teach Thought: Reform, Charter Schools, Poverty and Politics

What’s the reason why Democrats and Republicans are afraid to discuss education in their stump speeches or debates? Will the new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) federal education bill be better than No Child Left Behind? What are some positive attributes of charter schools? In this Teach Thought podcast episode Drew Perkins (Director of Professional Development at TeachThought) and Julian Vasquez Heilig answer

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Podcast Series: Conversation with Loyola Students about Education Reform

Last week I joined students from Dr. Aurora Chang’s education reform class at Loyola University to discuss hot issues in the national conversation about education policy. We started with a few questions submitted by her doctoral students. Here is what we addressed: 1.When addressing inequity with policy makers, are there different strategies whether they are neoliberal or conservative? 2. In what ways can

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