Bill Ayers is an academic, formerly distinguished professor of education and senior university scholar at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), and founder of the Small Schools Workshop and the Center for Youth and Society. He has written extensively about social justice, democracy and education, and teaching. His books include Teaching Toward Freedom, A Kind and Just Parent: The Children of Juvenile Court , Fugitive Days: Memoirs of an Anti-War Activist, On the Side of the Child, and Teaching the Personal and the Political: Essays on Hope and Justice. In 1969 he co-founded the Weather Underground to oppose U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War.
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Friday, May 04, 2012
40 Years after Kent State: The Shredding of Constitutional Liberty Still Goes On
Again and again, we learn that war abroad will find a way home.
Friday, June 17, 2011
Can Canada Really Be Scared of Free-Thinking?
In January this year, I was invited by the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA) to address the Worldviews Conference on Media and Higher Education to be held on 16 June 2011 in Toronto. The topic would be "The responsibility of academics to contribute to public debates...