Bob Peterson

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Bob Peterson

Bob Peterson is a Milwaukee public school teacher and a founding editor of Rethinking Schools. He is associated with the Freedom Road Socialist Organization.[1]

He is on the Editorial Board for Rethinking Schools.[2] He is married to Barbara Miner.

Forward Motion

In 1985 Bob Peterson, a Milwaukee 5th grade teacher, was a contributor to the issue of February/March issue of Forward Motion.

Bob Peterson, and Barbara Miner contributed an article to Freedom Road Socialist Organization's Forward Motion, January/February issue 1993 "In praise of pamphleteering." Peterson was a 5th grade teacher at La Escuela Fratney, in Milwaukee, and Rethinking Schools, Barbara Miner was also Rethinking Schools. Along with Bill Bigelow she co-edited Rethinking Columbus.

In 1994 Rukiya Dillahunt, Bill Fletcher, Jr., Bill Gallegos, Karega Hart, Ed Hunt, Jamala Rogers, Juliet Ucelli, Bob Peterson, Meizhu Lui were guest editors of the editorial collective of Forward Motion, the journal of Freedom Road Socialist Organization.[3]

In 1996 Elly Leary, Bob Peterson, Meizhu Lui, Rukiya Dillahunt, Bill Fletcher, Jr., Bill Gallegos, Karega Hart, Ed Hunt, Scott Kurashige, Jamala Rogers were contributing editors to Forward Motion, the journal of Freedom Road Socialist Organization.[4]


FRSO Internal Bulletin 1988

In 1988 Bob Peterson, Chris Johnson, Robin Litman, Betsy May, Jim Ladwig, were on the Steering Committee of the Public Education Information Network. .

"Support Bill Ayers"

In October 2008, several thousand college professors, students and academic staff signed a statement Support Bill Ayers in solidarity with former Weather Underground Organization terrorist Bill Ayers.

In the run up to the U.S. presidential elections, Ayers had come under considerable media scrutiny, sparked by his relationship to presidential candidate Barack Obama.

We write to support our colleague Professor William Ayers, Distinguished Professor of Education and Senior University Scholar at the University of Illinois at Chicago, who is currently under determined and sustained political attack...
We, the undersigned, stand on the side of education as an enterprise devoted to human inquiry, enlightenment, and liberation. We oppose the demonization of Professor William Ayers.

Bob Peterson of Rethinking Schools signed the statement.[5]

External links


  1. [ Public Schools Posted on Monday January 1st, 2001 by Freedom Road Socialist Organization]
  2. Staff contacts
  3. {Forward Motion 58,Summer 1994]
  4. {Forward Motion Winter 1996/97]
  5. Liberal Education website: Bill Ayers supporters