Ayers is long overdue for the Ceaucescu solution in a popular uprising. Ditto for his partner in crime Bernadine Dohrn. These America-hating Communist terrorists and would-be tyrants need an appointment with destiny where justice will finally be meted out.
You read my mind.
My computer screen got a nice spray of Diet Coke when I read Bill Ayers’ description of “Teach for America” volunteers as “educational tourists.”
Ayers should take a look in the mirror. His own stint in a public school classroom was very brief and while he claims to have considered a return to teaching after federal charges against him were dismissied, that plan was quickly rejected. Gee, what a surprise. Spend time in a tough urban school, with students who lack fundamental skills and a stable home life, or pursue a second master’s and a doctorate in education, then move into a cushy job as a college professor, and masquerade as an educational reformer.
Sol Stern, who writes about education for City Journal described Ayers’ “contributions” very succinctly; calling Ayers an education reformer, Stern observed, is a bit like describing Josef Stalin as an argricultural reformer.
Yet, you are hard-pressed to find any meaningful criticism of Ayers and his buddy, former Chicago schools boss Arne Duncan, because they are heroes of the left. The few schools that have adopted Ayers’ ideas are absolute disaster areas, and many of the problems in the Chicago system metastazied under Duncan’s watch. Yet, Duncan is hailed as the greatest education secretary in a generation and Ayers work has an undue infulence at many education schools.
The biggest contribution that most Americans can make to our education system is home-schooling their kids. Otherwise, they will join the ranks of low-information voters whose thinking skills were shaped by radicals like Ayers, in failing schools run by buffoons like Duncan.