Skip to comments.Bill Ayers, “The State of Democracy in America: Education Reform and Civic Engagement”
Posted on 03/27/2009 11:36:34 AM PDT by Unam Sanctam
Bill Ayers, The State of Democracy in America: Education Reform and Civic Engagement, Lyons Dining Hall, Monday, March 30, 6 p.m.
(Co-sponsored with the Lynch School of Education Dean for Undergraduates, the AHANA Leadership Council, The Americans for Informed Democracy, and the College Democrats.)
Bill Ayers is a professor of education at the University of Illinois, Chicago. He is the author of many books on education, social justice, and politics, including Teaching the Personal and the Political: Essays on Hope and Justice (Teachers College Press, 2004), On the Side of the Child: Summerhill Revisited (Teachers College Press, 2003), and To Teach (Teachers College Press, 2001). With his wife Bernadine Dohrn and others, Ayers was founder of the 1960s radical group the Weather Underground, which was launched in 1969 as a splinter organization of SDS (Students for a Democratic Society). Ayers is also the author of a memoir, Fugitive Days (Beacon Press, 2001), and Sing a Battle Song: The Poetry, Statements, and Communiques of the Weather Underground 1970-1974 (Seven Stories Press, 2006)(with Bernadine Dohrn and Jeff Jones).
“Education and Civic Engagement”
Indoctrination and Mandatory Civil Service
“a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism”
Isn’t Boston College a Catholic school? The Lynch school as in Peter Lynch of Fideily who is a Catholic.
Boston Police Officer William Shroeder was murdered by members of the Weather Underground about a mile from the campus back in the 1960’s after they raided the National Guard Armory in Newport RI. This is an abomination. If any money from The Flynn Fund is used for this BC and can shove my season tickets up their hoo-ha. Any Professors threatening to quit, the way they protested Condi Rice.
Hey, Billy, WE’RE WEREN’T SUPPOSED TO BE A “DEMOCRACY” BUT, THANKS TO IDIOTS LIKE YOU — AND YOUR STUDENT OBAMA — WE’RE BECOMING ONE!
It’s “The 60’s” all over again, except this time they are on the other side of the baton.
Please don’t rush to judgment about BC. The event was student planned and conservative students were looking forward to the chance to hear and confront Ayers. Now the event has been cancelled. So much for free speech. Look at other events at the Clough Center and you will see many conservative speakers. Universities are supposed to be places for debate. We know Ayers’ ideas will lose, so what are we afraid of?
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