Bill Ayers and The Subversion of Education

As we all know by now, Bill Ayers, unrepentant Weather Undergound leader and terrorist, is a Professor of Education. Funny, how Barack Obama called him a Professor of English. Obama certainly knows what Bill Ayers teaches, since he has been in his company during campus presentations. I guess Barack thought a Professor of English isn’t quite as dangerous to young minds as a Professor of Education can be. I mean, Mr. Ayers educates future educators–who in turn shape young peoples’ minds.

It has already been shown that the Ayers-Obama relationship is far closer than Barack Obama’s lie casual rendition of a friendship that goes back further than a decade.

SusanUnPc has already shown us a recent photo of Ayers stomping on an American flag. NQ’s story was also covered by Hannity on Fox. At this point, I think it’s pretty safe to say that we all have a better chance of seeing God than we have of seeing this photo displayed on CNN or MSNBC.

The interesting thing is that the flag isn’t the only thing Ayers and Dohrn are stomping on. They are also stomping on American Education and influencing the thought processes of future teachers.

In most educational quarters, a person with Ayers’ and Dohrn’s background would never be allowed to teach in a public school. Recently a public school teacher was fired for wearing a bikini at a second job. So, as you can see, most public school districts are pretty serious about the character of teachers. Apparently this is not a theme that is important to the University of Illinois at Chicago, where Professors of Education get the privilege of influencing the thought of future teachers. The university is referred to as “a hotbed for the radical education professoriate”. But then again, it is Chicago.

According to Barack Obama’s website, “Ayers is a tenured professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago and a ‘respected advisor’ to Mayor Daley on School Reform“. I know all of us can rest easily knowing that a fine upstanding unrepentant former terrorist has a hand in “school reform”. Well, you might rest easily, but I won’t.

Let’s examine what Bill Ayers’ office door looks like.

Yes, this is Bill Ayer’s office door.

No kidding.

I didn’t make this up.

Fortunately, I am not charged with the task of analyzing and summing up his office door up in one sentence. Jim Geraghty did it for me. He called it a “Where’s Waldo of lefty radicalism“. And I think he’s right.

I would describe the image as a Where’s Waldo of lefty radicalism. There’s at least three pictures of Malcolm X, a cartoon of a smiling police officer saying, “I’m going to kick your [tushie] and get away with it.” A Red Star, an Amnesty International sticker, a Mumia Abu-Jamal picture, a picture of a bomb dropping on the Gaza Strip.

Geraghty wasn’t sure what “ABU-ZAYD” was referring to, so he did the wise thing and asked readers if they knew what this means. He got answers:

A lot of readers are sending me information on Nasr Hamid Abu Zayd, an Islamic theologan. But the more likely answer

is found on
another photo in that Tribune collection, where

the caption depicts a young couple with a child between them: “Bill Ayers walks with wife, Bernardine Dohrn, and their son, Zayd Dohrn, 4, outside a federal courtroom in New York circa 1982.” Abu is Arabic for “father of.”

It does appear as though Bill Ayers’ politics hasn’t changed much since his Weather Underground days.

He still boasts about working full-time to bring down American capitalism and imperialism. This time, however, he does it from his tenured perch as Distinguished Professor of Education at the University of Illinois, Chicago. Instead of planting bombs in public buildings, Ayers now works to indoctrinate America’s future teachers in the revolutionary cause, urging them to pass on the lessons to their public school students.

Ayers’ texts on the imperative of social-justice teaching are among the most popular works in the syllabi of the nation’s ed schools and teacher-training institutes. One of Ayers’s major themes is that the American public school system is nothing but a reflection of capitalist hegemony. Thus, the mission of

all progressive teachers is to take back the classrooms and turn them into laboratories of revolutionary change.

As Ayers puts it in one of his course descriptions, prospective K–12teachers need to “be aware of the social and moral universe we inhabit and . . .be a teacher capable of hope and struggle, outrage and action, a teacher teaching for social justice and liberation.”

Apparently, Barack Obama has no problem with Ayers agenda for the children of America, just like he has no problem with Bill Ayers as a terrorist who still thinks he hasn’t “done enough”. In fact, Bill Ayers’ agenda has become quite influential in the American educational system.

Ayers’s influence on what is taught in the nation’s public

schools is likely to grow in the future. Last month, he was elected vice president for curriculum of the 25,000-member American Educational Research Association (AERA), the nation’s largest organization of education-school professors and researchers. Ayers won the election handily, and there is no doubt that his fellow education professors knew whom they were voting for. In the short biographical statement distributed to prospective voters beforehand, Ayers listed among his scholarly books Fugitive Days, an unapologetic memoir about his ten years in the Weather Underground. The book includes dramatic accounts of how he bombed the Pentagon and other public buildings.

Remember, we are talking about the influence upon the teachers of America’s children. It is one thing to be liberal or “progressive,” whatever that even means anymore, now that the term has been sullied by radical nutcases. It is quite another thing to have an agenda that undermines everything that America stands for–including democracy– and replace it with crash and burn hatred.

Considering the display on Bill Ayers’ office door, I would say he has a great start at turning America’s children into well-trained Anti-American radicals just like himself, wouldn’t you? Yet Barack Obama has given further credibility to this man through his ongoing relationship with him.

It’s just plain amazing what terrible things a man with lofty personal political ambitions will dismiss for the sake of garnering favor with people who have strong influence in Chicago, isn’t it? No wonder Obama didn’t denounce Ayers and Dohrn. He can’t. Ayers is too great a part of his sudden political rise. So Obama not only has no problem hanging out with a terrorist who helped him rise, he doesn’t mind if the same guy is proudly poisoning America’s children with his own violent brand of “social justice and liberation” either. That’s Chicago politics for you. And nobody exemplifies Chicago politics better than Barack Obama.

13 Responses

  1. You know, right now America’s schools are failing. And parents keep trying to tell the schools what needs to change – but the schools don’t respect parents, because everyone knows you must have a degree in education before your opinion can carry any weight.

    Scary, isn’t it?

  2. Hi there! I was a teacher in my former lifetime. The problem I see today is parents have expected schools to take on parental responsibilities. They get the kids to school. They take them home. They give them lunch. They have medical clinics in schools. They have social programs, psychological programs, etc etc. Learning is no longer the priority. They even dumbed the system down to accomodate what used to be kids who quit school and went into a trade and did very well in life. Now you can’t even find a plumber or an electrician. Everybody thinks their kids should be brain surgeons no matter what. The schools have taken the children, piece by piece from parents because of all these programs. Now…they have too much power over everyone’s kids. Parents have reaped what they have sown. You no longer control the situation because you gave up power piece by piece. That is how creeps like Ayers can infiltrate. Now they own you and your kids and since teaching is no longer what schools are all about, change is no longer necessary to them. Believe me, I tried it from industry. Even got million dollar grants. They just pissed them away on trips and fun. Nothing changed. Academia is so out of touch with the real world, they have no clue what is needed to make a successful kid. Like learning how to balance a check book for starters. Learning a work ethic. Learning to communicate verbally and on paper. Also, teachers are just so low on the respect totem pole now that attracting the best is hard. Industry steals them and they double their salaries. America ranks very low in the world in education. It’s no surpise. Personally, I think teachers should leave after five years, like the old Peace Corps or something. They burn out. Having everybody’s kids around you day in and day out makes some of them fruity, or at least numb. Oh cripes, I lectured. I hate me when I do that. xo.

  3. SO glad my kids are grown and gone. I was very involved in my daughter’s schooling- I respected the schools and the teachers, they respected me. We had a partnership. Daughter is now in college- far far away from Chicago- at a school founded by the Catholic Sisters of Mercy- for which, thank God. The good Sisters insist on integity and justice. Each student is required to do community service, supervised.
    Ayers is one very scary man. Has the water in this country been tampered with?
    And I ask again, how can we find out if the enrollment goes down at that school?

  4. Uppity PLEASE excerpt from your excellent commentary and forward with door pix (with abbreviated explanation of images)and ayres flag stomp pix and quotes and SEND to Chicago Sun Times Editor and Hannity AND direct to Mayor Daley’s office.

    Mayor is under such pressure right now from their side, he needs some heat from those who are sane. I know you are down on Chicago right now, but fact is, your viewpoint, I assure you, represents the predominant values of that city that’s my home town.

    Fox would love a campaign against these influences in education as would Glenn Beck (who does on air rants about what is happening to education.)

    FOR ALL ABOVE SOURCES, you are not only articulate, now, we find out, you are a former teacher, which adds to credibility. Would make a GREAT PIECE for NQ and then easy for you to forward to above impt outlets. (maybe also Lou Dobbs).

    Also, don’t think that bo is with ayres just for their history; rather their history fits other bo support and underlying theme of his 1st book. That, with michelle’s NC rally speech in NC (and her Princeton ‘separationist’ thesis) tell me this is what their campaign is really about.

    We can and should continue to team up with the right wing to drive them out!

    Incidentally, I have seen God and She told me to tell you you will be rewarded for spending this month working round the clock to get the truth out – You are our answer to Huffington – and with persistence your voice will reach MSM, to build like a snowball that helps melt the heat of obama’s outrageous, insane campaign.

    We all know that people just need to see what he is really about. It’s that simple, if daunting.

    So, please do get through to Sun Times, Mayor Daley, and like-minded MSM above. (maybe also ABC local news report in Chicago.) Thanks for being you and being there for us.

  5. Uppity, I was also a teacher for 25 years before retiring early… burnout. I agree with so much of what you said above about education.

    In my research on the web of the influence peddling that Obama was and is involved in, one of their biggest goals is to elect one of their dirty politicians to Washington. Bigger contracts, bigger stakes, bigger money. Obama wasn’t their first choice, but the Governor of Il has been busy with corruption charges of his own. So their second choice was Obama. Just as a President Obama could facilitate their illegal activities, so too could he facilitate Ayers style of subversion into our schools nationally. Now there’s another reason not to let Obama within a thousand miles of the presidency.


  6. It’s the hardest stinking job out there, and it is getting worse with all of the demands.

    The worst thing about it is dealing with unscrupulous administrators; I am a victim of one and will probably never teach again after this bitter experience.

  7. That’s a South Africa flag sticker on his door. A sure reference to Apartheid.

    OT tidbit: Raila Odinga of Kenya has a lot of political boosting from South Africa (financial and endorsement-wise), and he also does energy business with S. Africa.

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  10. Ms. Uppity, you and I are on the same page. You might to add some other pertinent data of this unholy relationship between Ayers/Obama and their designs on the American youth. I blogged on this over a Flopping Aces on Oct 6th. Today, (the 8th) I hear Rush speaking of Obama, Ayers, the CAC and the education=social justice agenda shared by both.

    The Obama/Ayers relationship is beyond Ayers’ past. It is about their shared future educational designs. And yes… odd that you say Education Sec’y/William Ayers. Get out of my head, girl… that has a nightmare I’ve been having.

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