Is This Barack's Idea of Educational Improvement?

Carol Platt Liebau
|
Posted: Sep 23, 2008 9:58 AM
In the pages of the Wall Street Journal, Stanley Kurtz details how Barack worked with Bill Ayers under the aegis of the Annenberg Challenge to introduce radicalism into Chicago schools.

Kurtz reveals about the Chicago Annenberg Challenge: 

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.

Yes.  Just the kind of "education reform" we need nationwide, right?