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Bill Ayers: Leftist Power is in Schools
Townhall.com ^ | December 13, 2012 | Kyle Olson

Posted on 12/13/2012 6:36:38 AM PST by Kaslin

Terrorist turned teacher Bill Ayers appeared at a recent Big Apple gathering of “Change the Stakes,” an anti-testing group comprised mostly of teachers and parents. At least two employees of the New York City Board of Education were there as well.

EAGnews obtained exclusive video of the event and will be releasing more clips in the coming days.

But first we would like to present Ayers’ statement on the power of radical socialist educators in today’s public schools. It should send chills down every parent’s spine.

SEE THE VIDEO HERE.

Ayers explained to his audience that leftists wrongly put their faith in Barack Obama as an agent of change. “Forget about it,” he said, “that’s not where change comes from.”

“When there’s movement on the ground, shit happens,” he said.

“If we want change to come, we would do well not to look at the sites of power we have no access to – the White House, even the Congress, the Pentagon – these are not the sites we have access to.

“But lo and behold, we have absolute access to the community, the school, the neighborhood, the street, the classroom, the workplace, the shop, the farm – why are we ignoring that and saying ‘I hope Obama makes peace.’ Forget about it. He’s not going to do anything if you don’t do something. Our job is movement building.”

Ayers’ call to action is precisely why we see bizarre things like the California Federation of Teachers’ “Tax the Rich” video or Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel – of all people – being labeled a “fat cat” by the Chicago Teachers Union.

Ayers’ acknowledgement that radical leftists are using classrooms and public spaces to influence children should be a wakeup call to every parent and taxpayer. Educators are paid to teach kids to read, write and think for themselves, not to brainwash them in revolutionary ideology.

Ayers is not an educator. He’s an unconvicted terrorist who wants to use our tax money to further his goal of destroying the greatest nation in the history of the world. And he’s calling on the people teaching your children to assist him.

If we are smart, we will use our leverage as taxpayers to stop this nonsense in its tracks, before it becomes an even bigger problem.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: academicbias; arth; billayers; cultureofcorruption; dncstrategy; domesticterrorist; indoctrination; leftismoncampus; littleredschoolhouse; nakedcommunist; naughtyteacherslist; nea; reeducationcenter; reeducationcenters
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1 posted on 12/13/2012 6:36:42 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin
If we are smart, we will use our leverage as taxpayers to stop this nonsense in its tracks, before it becomes an even bigger problem.

Yeah. Good luck with that.

I've been telling people for years they need to take their kids out of state run schools.

But all I get is a bunch of excuses as to why they can't.

2 posted on 12/13/2012 6:41:48 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Te?xas Eagle)
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To: Kaslin
Gibbeting: It's in your future Little Billy.


3 posted on 12/13/2012 6:44:12 AM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: Kaslin

Why is Cristy being shown?


4 posted on 12/13/2012 6:44:17 AM PST by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer. FREEDOM OR FREE STUFF- YOU GET ONE CHOICE, CHOOSE WISELY)
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To: Texas Eagle

Well if the Left’s power is in the schools and with the children, then that’s where we battle. The Right has just as much power but we don’t use it for some reason. I think by nature the lefties are “in your face” thugs and by nature, conversatives are reserved and sit back and watch what happens and try not to do harm. Lefties don’t care who they harm. It’s just so basic and obvious and that’s part of why the deck is stacked against us.


5 posted on 12/13/2012 6:46:08 AM PST by austinaero
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To: Kaslin

Bill Ayers is still alive?


6 posted on 12/13/2012 6:51:04 AM PST by Mashood
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To: Kaslin

Sadly conservatives don’t bother to vote in many of the races that matter. Here In Michigan I voted for tea partier Rob Steel for a seat on the UofM board of regents. Unfortunately he only got about half as many votes as Mitt Romney.

The same was true of virtually every other state level education seat. They were all handed to democrats who do vote in those races.

I see it as leaving the enemy weapons factories in place while we try to fight with an ever dwindling army.


7 posted on 12/13/2012 6:52:40 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Kaslin
If we are smart, we will use our leverage as taxpayers to stop this nonsense in its tracks, before it becomes an even bigger problem.

Kyle, that train left the station about 1960. It started building a head of steam in 1887 when John Dewey wrote "Looking Backward." He was a totalitarian socialist who wanted government to take over all education via government schools to create an "industrial army."

8 posted on 12/13/2012 6:55:18 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Kaslin

Bill Ayers has gained so much weight, he looks like Chris Christie.;-)


9 posted on 12/13/2012 6:55:49 AM PST by RoosterRedux (He will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats)
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To: Kaslin; Texas Eagle

There was a very interesting article in the WSJ this morning about, of all things, vocabulary. Back in the 1930s, the “progressive movement” (yes, that same crowd) pushed for the removal of “complicated language” from textbooks and the simplification of primary source readings (hence, the edited versions of Dickens, etc. that kids had to read). This was because the goal of education was to be purely practical, not producing a group of people who could think or even needed to think about abstract or theoretical matters but one where the individuals was designed simply to be a good worker and a good cog in the machine.

The author traced many of our current problems with low literacy and numeracy levels and low comprehension levels to this progressivist idea, since over the decades, texts became increasingly simplified and the ability of children to understand or even to know that they didn’t understand and then ask questions became correspondingly lower.

Public education has always been about shaping the proletariat, starting with Dewey and carried on through the progressive movement of his time.


10 posted on 12/13/2012 6:57:59 AM PST by livius
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To: TribalPrincess2U

Because he is a lefty under the skin?...


11 posted on 12/13/2012 6:59:00 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: Mashood

Good question. At least why is he walking free?


12 posted on 12/13/2012 6:59:42 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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John Dewey and fellow conspirators also gave us “sight” reading and the concept of dumbing down the population so they could be controlled.


13 posted on 12/13/2012 7:01:24 AM PST by Liberty Wins
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To: Texas Eagle

GOVERMENT SCHOOLS=CHILD ABUSE


14 posted on 12/13/2012 7:13:09 AM PST by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadows of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: TribalPrincess2U
I suppose because the author is the founder and CEO of Education Action Group Foundation, a non-partisan non-profit organization with the goal of promoting sensible education reform and exposing those with a vested interest in maintaining the status quo>

and there was no picture of Ayers addressing a class room of young children (Not that he ever did anyway)

15 posted on 12/13/2012 7:18:09 AM PST by Kaslin ( One Big Ass Mistake America (Make that Two))
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To: Kaslin

Ayers: classy as always.

But he’s right in one sense. As someone who was once involved in local politics, I now know that that is where the real power over people resides.


16 posted on 12/13/2012 7:28:20 AM PST by miss marmelstein
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To: metmom
I think it is really great the way the homeschooling parents have completely abandoned the system. And now that it keeps getting worse they can really justify their actions and feel really smug and superior.

If only some had stayed and tried to fix it before it was completely broken.

17 posted on 12/13/2012 7:32:56 AM PST by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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To: Texas Eagle

You not only get a bunch of excuses; you get shamed and told that “the public schools are WONDERFUL!”. Also, told why you’re not “qualified” to teach your own kids - and told by public school teachers most of the time.


18 posted on 12/13/2012 7:40:52 AM PST by Twinkie
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To: verga
So you admit it is too LATE to fix it. STOP harassing and demeaning us homeschooler/unschoolers. We SAW that the system is broken and want no part of this disaster called "public education". We are finding a new way.

Many homeschoolers have developed co-ops which are totally run by the parents, NOT BUREAUCRATS, who do not get paid and are only interested in the future of their children. This is how education in America USED to take place BEFORE the take over. Time to stop romanticizing about public education and get real, it does not work and no amount of caring parents trying to change it will do squat. We are facing reality, why don't you try it??
19 posted on 12/13/2012 7:43:06 AM PST by UnRuley1
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To: metmom

Pour votre considération d’une “Ping”

Cheers!


20 posted on 12/13/2012 7:50:45 AM PST by DoctorBulldog (Obama sucks. End of story.)
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