You may remember Bill Ayers for the whole “Barack Obama pals around with terrorists” bit that the McCain/Palin ticket played during the 2008 election. Bill Ayers is actually a Distinguished Professor of Education and Senior University Scholar at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Last week he eloquently penned a letter to President Obama, calling out the president and many others for their destructive education policies. Every teacher should read the letter, given that it states much of what we would love to scream from the top of our lungs.
Keep in mind that Obama, endorsed twice by the AFT and NEA, has looked into a camera on multiple occasions and claimed that teachers need to stop teaching to the test. All of this as he hypocritically has pushed Race to the Top onto us, forcing public schools to become only about testing.