Hello Jim Collier,
Thank you for contacting Telerik support.
Check the following dojo example: http://dojo.telerik.com/iGAwi
In short you can try something like: $(editor.value()).text()
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Do you want to know when a feature you care about is added or when a bug fixed?
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