Free Republic
Browse · Search
Topics · Post Article

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 Chicago’s 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 foundation’s other key body, the “Collaborative,” which shaped education policy.

The CAC’s 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 CAC’s agenda flowed from Mr. Ayers’s 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 Cleveland’s 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? “I’m a radical, Leftist, small ‘c’ communist,” Mr. Ayers said in an interview in Ron Chepesiuk’s, “Sixties Radicals,” at about the same time Mr. Ayers was forming CAC.

…CAC translated Mr. Ayers’s 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. Obama’s 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. CAC’s 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 America’s 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 isn’t guilt by association; it’s 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.

TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: annenberg; ayers; bho44; bhoeducation; bhospeech; cac; funding

1 posted on 09/03/2009 6:40:07 PM PDT by pantherskincreek
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: pantherskincreek
Bill Ayers also has advised Chavez about education over the last several years.

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.

2 posted on 09/03/2009 7:05:32 PM PDT by what's up
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: what's up

According to obama, ayers was just a guy who lived in his neighborhood. Yeah, right!

What a liar this phony is. WAKE UP AMERICA!

3 posted on 09/03/2009 7:33:35 PM PDT by Catsrus
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: pantherskincreek
When Stanley Kurtz was a guest on Chicago radio Milt Rosenberg's show BEFORE THE ELECTION the Obamanuts ALL OVER THE COUNTRY went crazy -- or rather were ordered to go crazy and bombard the LOCAL radio show with calls, emails, and all forms of harassment.

The Obama campaign was desperate to keep this from the public and still is apparently.

Obama Supporters Target Radio Show for Examining Ties Between Obama and Bill Ayers August 29, 2008

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.)

4 posted on 09/03/2009 7:35:46 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794 is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson