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A GREAT EDITORIAL ON THE AYERS – OBAMA RELATIONSHIP

Posted by PrestoPundit on 08/28/2008

FROM INVESTOR’S BUSINESS DAILY:

The UIC records show that in the
1990s, Ayers was instrumental in starting the Annenberg Challenge,
securing a $50 million grant to reform the Chicago Public Schools, part
of a national initiative funded by Ambassador Walter Annenberg, who
died in 2002.

Obama was given the Annenberg board chairmanship only months before
his first run for office. He ran the fiscal arm that distributed grants
to schools and raised matching funds. Ayers participated in a second
entity known as the Chicago School Reform Collaborative, the
operational arm that worked with grant recipients. They met and talked
often.

When Obama first ran for office, articles in the Chicago Defender
and the local Hyde Park Herald mentioned his Annenberg chairmanship
among his qualifications.

During Obama’s tenure as Annenberg chairman, Ayers’ own education
projects received substantial funding. As we’ve noted in our series,
“The Audacity of Socialism,” Ayers, now a tenured distinguished
professor of education at UIC, works to educate teachers in socialist
revolutionary ideology, urging that it be passed on to impressionable
students.

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