We've avoided it as long as we possibly could...but we've finally caved (under much pressure from Andy) and we've opened up the can of worms that is Trump.
Anger abounds and Betsy DeVos gets compared to Delores Umbridge, everyone's least favorite adult at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
All jokes aside though, we dove into the implications of the single-issue budget (school choice) for the Department of Education that Trump submitted to Congress and the many critical programs that are on the chopping block to make room for their school choice initiatives.
Then, we field some emails from listeners who are facing a variety of issues in their schools: a coach who has a teacher who spends all of her time fixating on factors she can't control, a teacher getting pressured to pass a student with special needs who hasn't done what he's needed to do to pass, and a special educator who's getting met with some disdain from the general education teacher when she pulls out specific students for individual help.
A few fun little games led by Chris that might just show up in a pod one of these days.
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