Pledge drive continues with and important discussion on the state of education in 2017. Our guest for the hour is Timothy Slekar, Dean of the School of Education at Edgewood College. He began his career as a second grade teacher in Virginia. He then taught fifth grade in Pennsylvania, He earned his PhD in social […]
Tim Slekar, Dean of Education at Edgewood College, calls in to discuss education funding announced in the latest state budget, the race for state Superintendent, and his own desire for $150,000 and a chauffeur.
One topic you wont hear about at the Democratic convention is public education. Tony Castaneda and guest Tim Slekar of Busted Pencils discuss what the Dems need to do to build public support for schools that prepare our kids for full citizenship, not test taking.
In the last state budget, with no pubic input, legislators slipped in a requirement that all Wisconsin high school students must pass a civics test to graduate. Tony Castaneda talks with Tim Slekar of the BustED Pencils blog and Dean of Education at Edgewood College, about the racist underpinnings of this apparently all-American requirement. They […]
On December 10, 2015 President Obama signed legislation replacing No Child Left Behind with the Every Student Succeeds Act. Tim Slekar, Dean of Education at Edgewood College, talks with Thursday Buzz host Tony Castañeda about the new education law, a renewal of an act from the 1960’s called the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
What is the future state of education in Wisconsin? Will the Southern Wisconsin Area Principals’ letter to Scott Walker affect the changes being made to funding and local control in the education system? Today guest host Bert Zipperer talks with Donna Vukelich-Selva and Dean Tim Slekar from Edgewood College and Percy Brown Jr. to discuss education in the state.