The New York Sun had the story:
William Ayers, a professor of education at the University of Illinois at Chicago and a founding member of the group that bombed the U.S. Capitol and the Pentagon in the 1970s, spoke to a group of about 30 people at the State University of New York at New Paltz about education in a democratic society.
Boy, there hasn’t been that much excitement on campus since Jason West told about 30 people that they were as much his constituents as anyone else.
But here’s an optimistic note:
Ayers spoke [of] his fears that the public school system in America is on track to become completely privatized.
If only it were true. But it’s just a skilled old Lefty scaring a group of committed “educators” with the Chicken Little routine to make sure that they fight any privatization at all.
He also criticized incentive payments for teachers, saying the majority of students who do well on standardized tests come from high-income families.
There’s a day’s work in exposing the source of those sentiments. I’m lazy, so you have to figure it out for yourself.
I implied in an earlier post, prior to the appearance by Ayers, that I would be there to report first hand, but discretion got the better part of my valor, and I blew it off.