By Bill Ayers, Crystal Laura, and Rick Ayers In “You Can’t Fire the Bad Ones“: And 18 Other Myths about Teachers, educators Bill Ayers, Crystal Laura and Rick Ayers flip the script on many enduring and popular myths about teachers, teachers’ … Continue reading
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By Therese Quinn Open Letter to The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Education April 29, 2017 Office of the Dean The University of Illinois at Chicago 1040 W. Harrison St. (MC 147) Chicago IL 60607 Dear Dean Alfred … Continue reading
By Pauline Lipman Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, a millionaire privatizer, made her name in Michigan with for-profit charter schools and a preference for private Christian schools. Her vision is to gut public education and teacher unions and replace public schools … Continue reading
This impassioned talk explains how students who identify with Hip Hop culture have been ignored or deemed deficient in schools because of mainstream misconceptions associated with Hip Hop culture. Through Hip Hop, these students embody the characteristics of grit, social … Continue reading
By Shayna Plaut Nicole Cardinal is a self-described “matriarch-in-training” from the Dakelh Nation and “a First Nations and Indigenous Studies Warrior.” Deeply committed to her schooling as a mature undergraduate student at the University of British Columbia (UBC), her number … Continue reading
This course is for students interested in learning how to create social change through collective action. The dual aims of the course are to enrich our understanding of the mechanics of social change and to critically examine the relationship between … Continue reading
Repost From C-Span | Book TV Bill Ayers talks about his book Demand the Impossible!: A Radical Manifesto, in which he presents his thoughts on contemporary political and social issues.
By Transgender Law Center Thanks to the Transgender Law Center for providing insightful commentary on the federal government’s historic guidance on transgender students issued last week on May 13, 2016. Please visit the TLC blog for up to date reports … Continue reading
By Amanda Loos On February 4th, the faculty of the City Colleges of Chicago (CCC) delivered a vote of no confidence in mayor-appointed Chancellor Cheryl Hyman. At Harold Washington College (HWC) where I have taught arts and humanities with women’s/gender … Continue reading
By Rick Ayers | Huffington Post President Obama has finally declared that the educational establishment’s obsession with high-stakes testing has gone too far. It reminded me of a disagreement that broke out recently in a teacher professional development planning meeting.
By Shayna Plaut, Human Rights Contributing Editor Nearly 300 activists, academics, funders, students and clergy, and people who identify as some combination of these came together at the University of Dayton for the second bi-annual Social Practice of Human Rights … Continue reading
What It Is and How We Wrote It By Abdul Alkalimat and Kate Williams This book about the life and work of Marta Terry González is both research and advocacy. It is a carefully constructed narrative that embraces and supports … Continue reading
By Shayna Plaut, Contributing Editor, Human Rights While musicians often think in rhythms or notes and artists in perspectives or colors, I have potential syllabi rattling in my head. My medium is neither canvas nor score but rather the weaving … Continue reading
By Bill Ayers We are all refugees from our childhoods. And so we turn, among other things, to stories. To write a story, to read a story, is to be a refugee from the state of refugees. Writers and readers … Continue reading
By Bill Ayers Bill Ayers has written several books on education, including Teaching Toward Freedom and A Kind and Just Parent: The Children of Juvenile Court. In Being Bad: My Baby Brother and the School-to-Prison Pipeline, Crystal Laura’s riveting account … Continue reading