Skip to comments.VANITY: Roots of President's Speech to School Children
Posted on 09/03/2009 6:40:05 PM PDT by pantherskincreek
You are all so well informed that I am sure you are aware of:
Chicago Annenberg Challenge, a not-for-profit group charged with spending tens of millions of dollars it obtained through its affiliation with a school-improvement foundation created by late Ambassador Walter H.Annenberg. Obama chaired the Chicago Annenberg Challenge's board of directors. Ayers served on the Chicago School Reform Collaborative, which made recommendations to the board on which organizations should get grants. The groups worked on school-reform efforts between 1995 and 2000.
This from Michelle Malkins web page of today.
If you read it, you will readily see why we need to be very afraid of anything Obummer, the Fascist, has to do with the school children.
The Chicago Annenberg Challenge was created ostensibly to improve Chicagos public schools. The funding came from a national education initiative by Ambassador Walter Annenberg. In early 1995, Mr. Obama was appointed the first chairman of the board, which handled fiscal matters. Mr. Ayers co-chaired the foundations other key body, the Collaborative, which shaped education policy.
The CACs basic functioning has long been known, because its annual reports, evaluations and some board minutes were public. But the Daley archive contains additional board minutes, the Collaborative minutes, and documentation on the groups that CAC funded and ejected. The Daley archives show that Mr. Obama and Mr. Ayers worked as a team to advance the CAC agenda.
The CACs agenda flowed from Mr. Ayerss educational philosophy, which called for infusing students and their parents with a radical political commitment, and which downplayed achievement tests in favor of activism. In the mid-1960s, Mr. Ayers taught at a radical alternative school, and served as a community organizer in Clevelands ghetto.
In works like City Kids, City Teachers nd Teaching the Personal and the Political, Mr. Ayers wrote that teachers should be community organizers dedicated to provoking resistance to American racism and oppression. His preferred alternative? Im a radical, Leftist, small c communist, Mr. Ayers said in an interview in Ron Chepesiuks, Sixties Radicals, at about the same time Mr. Ayers was forming CAC.
CAC translated Mr. Ayerss radicalism into practice. Instead of funding schools directly, it required schools to affiliate with external partners, which actually got the money. Proposals from groups focused on math/science achievement were turned down. Instead CAC disbursed money through various far-left community organizers, such as the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (or Acorn).
Mr. Obama once conducted leadership training seminars with Acorn, and Acorn members also served as volunteers in Mr. Obamas early campaigns. External partners like the South Shore African Village Collaborative and the Dual Language Exchange focused more on political consciousness, Afrocentricity and bilingualism than traditional education. CACs in-house evaluators comprehensively studied the effects of its grants on the test scores of Chicago public-school students. They found no evidence of educational improvement.
Mr. Ayers is the founder of the small schools movement (heavily funded by CAC), in which individual schools built around specific political themes push students to confront issues of inequity, war, and violence. He believes teacher education programs should serve as sites of resistance to an oppressive system. (His teacher-training programs were also CAC funded.) The point, says Mr. Ayers in his Teaching Toward Freedom, is to teach against oppression, against Americas history of evil and racism, thereby forcing social transformation.
The Obama campaign has cried foul when Bill Ayers comes up, claiming guilt by association. Yet the issue here isnt guilt by association; its guilt by participation. As CAC chairman, Mr. Obama was lending moral and financial support to Mr. Ayers and his radical circle. That is a story even if Mr. Ayers had never planted a single bomb 40 years ago.
I believe they had riots down in Venezuela a couple weeks ago over too much Gov't interference in schools. I wonder if Ayers was down there at that time.
According to obama, ayers was just a guy who lived in his neighborhood. Yeah, right!
What a liar this phony is. WAKE UP AMERICA!
The Obama campaign was desperate to keep this from the public and still is apparently.
The 1960s Marxist-Alinsky hippie street rabble and their ideological issue (children)-cum-Rat Party (formerly the traditional, patriotic Democratic Party) are duplicitous, hate-America reprobates. IOW communists.
(That ain't name calling. The Sixties Marxist-Alinsky hippie street rabble really have taken over the traditional, patriotic Democratic Party. Under the hail of "neo-con" taunts many Democrats fled the Party.)
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