Teaching to Disrupt

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William Ayers, Educator, Author, Activist

William Ayers, Educator, Author, Activist

At the opening of the Ed Factory Teacher's Institute @Minneapolis Visiting Scholar Public Symposia series, educator, author, and activist Bill Ayers will address the Institute's 2014-2015 theme, Love Pedagogy: Disrupting the Violence Against Young Bodies. 

Bill Ayers is Distinguished Professor of Education and Senior Scholar at University of Illinois at Chicago (retired), and he is the founder of both the Small Schools Workshop and the Center for Youth and Society. Ayers' articles have appeared in several journals and newspapers including the Harvard Educational Review, the Journal of Teacher EducationRethinking SchoolsThe Nation, and the New York Times. Ayers is also the author of more than 20 books, most recently Public Enemy: Confessions of an American Dissident (Beacon Press, 2013) and with Rick Ayers, Teaching the Taboo: Courage and Imagination in the Classroom (Teachers College Press, 2011).