Books by William Ayers

Released: Jan. 16, 2018

"A valuable compendium of responses to the shallow, classist hostility to public education."
A methodical dismantling of the coordinated tenets of the free market assault on public education. Read full book review >
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Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"Even so, these are mostly sound essays illuminating how the media's coverage of juvenile crime has led to blanket policies that can make little sense."
An analysis of the "zero tolerance" policies often implemented in today's schools, and the ways these policies have disproportionately affected black and Latino students. Read full book review >
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Released: June 9, 1997

"Likely to challenge many of our preconceptions, this is a graceful and passionate vision of the criminal justice system. (For another look at Chicago's troubled youth, see LeAlan Jones and Lloyd Newman's Our America, p. 612.) (Author tour)"
A sympathetic, revealing portrait of young people caught up in the juvenile justice system, and a searing indictment of the society that has failed to nurture them. Read full book review >