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Bill Ayers Discusses His Passion for Teaching

Over the years, he's been given a variety of labels—from radical to friend of the President to terrorist. But Bill Ayers is first and foremost an educator. For decades, that's where he's focused his attention. In 1997 Ayers was named Chicago's Citizen of the Year for his work reforming the city's schools. He's co-authored a number of books on education, including To Teach: the Journey, in Comics which came out earlier this year. Now he's retired from his main teaching gig at the University of Illinois at Chicago's College of Education. We check in with him as Chicago students return to classes.

2009 conversation with Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn

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