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Caving to the fears: schools cancel Bill Ayers visits

By |2016-01-14T15:48:14-04:00April 2nd, 2009|Blog|

A Naperville, Illinois, school has canceled a speech by Bill Ayers, a professor of education, because of objections to his association with the Weather Underground 30 years ago. Ayers was scheduled to talk about his field, urban education, to a high school social studies class. All the students had parental permission to hear him speak. Word of his appearance leaked [...]

School Cancels Bill Ayers Speech

By |2019-03-13T15:12:12-04:00March 30th, 2009|Blog|

The Naperville, IL, School District has cancelled a visit by Bill Ayers at Naperville North High School after the visit scheduled for April 8th sparked heated controversy in the community. Ayers is a professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s College of Education.  His radical activism and involvement in the 1960s group, the Weathermen, has drawn criticism. The event [...]