Magazine November 3, 2008, Issue

The Real Ayers Issue

Bill Ayers, the co-founder of an organization Weather Underground, checks his ballot as he casts his vote in the U.S. presidential election at the Beulah Shoesmith Elementary School in Chicago, November 4, 2008. (Jason Reed)
It’s about revolution, not terrorism

‘La educación es revolución!” Bill Ayers, the former Weatherman terrorist who is Barack Obama’s friend and “education reform” collaborator, was opening the World Education Forum in Venezuela. It was just two years ago, November 2006. As a beaming Hugo Chávez looked on, Ayers roused a throng of “invited guests, comrades,” touting the world’s classrooms as the frontline for the Left’s anti-American revolution.

Ayers has never made a secret of the fact that he is not just a man of the Left but a revolutionary. The revolution in the classroom, he repeatedly and defiantly maintains, is the same revolution he has served

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