Stanley Kurtz has finally written an artcle after his looks at the Annenberg files which has confirmed earlier suspicions. Terrorist Bill Ayers and Obama did work closely together on the Anneberg project (CAC), sought to circumvent local schools to apply leftist teachings and did funnel CAC money to organizations fronting for ACORN. Here’s my September 13 link here.
ACORN is an organization involved in countless voter fraud cases across the country and complicit in the recent fall of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mae for its lobbying efforts to secure home loans without credit or income checks. ACORN in turn shopped these loans in large urban areas for gain. With the fall of the two lending institutions , ACORN now has a link on its site to help “stop forclosures.”
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.
CAC also funded programs designed to promote “leadership” among parents. Ostensibly this was to enable parents to advocate on behalf of their children’s education. In practice, it meant funding Mr. Obama’s alma mater, the Developing Communities Project, to recruit parents to its overall political agenda. CAC records show that board member Arnold Weber was concerned that parents “organized” by community groups might be viewed by school principals “as a political threat.” Mr. Obama arranged meetings with the Collaborative to smooth out Mr. Weber’s objections.
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This post was written by bobsikes on September 23, 2008