Marquette lists Ayers book “To Teach The Journey, In Comics” as required reading for the course EDUC 1210: Introduction to Schooling in a Diverse Society.
The course examines “the impacts of race, ethnicity, class and gender,” as well as the “demands, conditions, and rewards of the teaching profession.”
Kirk writes, in a column published to Townhall earlier this year, that Ayers’ text “argues ‘white privilege’ is a bias that is prevalent throughout our schools and in our society. The book openly promotes increased social justice programs and big government initiatives.”
Those students might be shocked to know that Ayers taught at the University of Illinois for over 20 years – a tenured “Distinguished Professor” of Education and a respected member of liberal academia.
He was denied emeritus faculty status when he retired in 2010, after trustees Chairman Christopher Kennedy noted Ayers dedicated a book to, among others, the man who killed Kennedy’s father, Robert F. Kennedy.