William Ayers is an unrepentant domestic terrorist Professor of Education and Senior University Terrorist Scholar at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), and founder of both the Small Schools Workshop and the Center for Youth and Society. A school and community activist for over forty years, he also teaches courses in interpretive research, urban school change, and youth and the modern predicament. A graduate of the Bank Street College of Education and Teachers College, Columbia University, he has written extensively about social justice, democracy and education, the political and cultural contexts of schooling, and the meaning-making and ethical purposes of students and families and teachers. His articles have appeared in many journals including the Harvard Educational Review, the Journal of Teacher Education, Teachers College Record, Rethinking Schools, The Nation, and The Cambridge Journal of Education. His books include A Kind and Just Parent: The Children of Juvenile Court (Beacon Press, 1997), The Good Preschool Teacher, (Teachers College Press, 1989), and To Teach: The Journey of a Teacher, (Teachers College Press, 1993) which was named Book of the Year in 1993 by Kappa Delta Pi, and won the Witten Award for Distinguished Work in Biography and Autobiography in 1995. Edited books include: To Become a Teacher: Making a Difference in Childrens Lives (Teachers College Press, 1995); with Janet Miller, A Light in Dark Times: Maxine Greene and the Unfinished Conversation (Teachers College Press, 1997); with Pat Ford, City Kids/City Teachers: Reports from the Front Row (The New Press, 1996); with Jean Ann Hunt and Therese Quinn, Teaching for Social Justice: A Democracy and Education Reader (The New Press and Teachers College Press, 1998); with Mike Klonsky and Gabrielle Lyon, A Simple Justice: The Challenge of Small Schools (Teachers College Press, 2000); and with Rick Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, Zero Tolerance: Resisting the Drive for PunishmentA handbook for parents, students, educators and citizens (The New Press, 2001). Recent books include Fugitive Days: A Memoir (Beacon Press, 2001), On the Side of the Child: Summerhill Revisited (Teachers College Press, 2003), and Teaching the Personal and the Political (Teachers College Press, 2004). His latest book is Teaching Toward Freedom: Moral Commitment and Ethical Action in the Classroom (Beacon Press, 2004).
William Ayers should be far removed from school children. Never knew Chicago was such a trash hole. University of Chicago and Northwestern have the trashiest professors in the United States. Obviously he is consulting Obama behind the scenes when it comes to terroism and education.
Just wondering. Does this guy and gal (Ayers and Dorhn) have any children and what are they doing?