Featuring: Bill Ayers
Bill Ayers, Distinguished Professor of Education and Senior University Scholar at the University of Illinois at Chicago (retired), is a graduate of the University of Michigan, the Bank Street College of Education, Bennington College, and Teachers College, Columbia University. Ayers has written extensively about social justice, democracy and education, the cultural contexts of schooling, and teaching as an essentially intellectual, ethical, and political enterprise.
His articles have appeared in many journals including the Harvard Educational Review, Teachers College Record, Rethinking Schools, Educational Leadership, the New York Times, the Nation, and the Cambridge Journal of Education.
His books include Demand the Impossible! A radical manifesto; Teaching with Conscience in an Imperfect World: An invitation; Teaching Toward Freedom: Moral reflection and ethical action in the classroom; A Kind and Just Parent: The children of juvenile court; Fugitive Days: A memoir; Public Enemy: Confessions of an American dissident; To Teach: The Journey, in Comics (with Ryan Alexander-Tanner); Teaching the Taboo (with Rick Ayers); Race Course (with Bernardine Dohrn);“You Can’t Fire the Bad Ones,” and Other Myths About Teachers (with Crystal Laura and Rick Ayers), and, most recently When Freedom is the Question (Abolition is the Answer).