The Manhattan Institute’s City Journal has an excellent article on unrepentant terrorist William Ayers’s activities as a so-called education reformer.
“Calling Bill Ayers a school reformer is a bit like calling Joseph Stalin an agricultural reformer,” writes Sol Stern.
Good point. Pushing anti-American hatred shouldn’t qualify as education reform.
Ayers’s school reform agenda focuses almost exclusively on the idea of teaching for “social justice” in the classroom. This has nothing to do with the social-justice ideals of the Sermon on the Mount or Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech. Rather, Ayers and his education school comrades are explicit about the need to indoctrinate public school children with the belief that America is a racist, militarist country and that the capitalist system is inherently unfair and oppressive. As a leader of this growing “reform” movement, Ayers was recently elected vice president for curriculum of the American Education Research Association, the nation’s largest organization of ed school professors and researchers.
We touched upon Ayers’s work in the June Foundation Watch.