Lurking in the Chicago Annenberg files

Clarice Feldman examines what we are learning and what we already know about the hundred million dollar project headed by William Ayers and Barack Obama. Surprise! Projects emphasizing racial identity were funded, while a project to teach algebra languished. A key point:

While Obama's camp is trying to suggest that his critics are linking him to Ayers' conduct in the 1960s, in fact, we are talking about the views and conduct of both these men - now clearly established as close allies, not passing acquaintances in the Hyde Park neighborhood they both inhabit - in the 1990s, along with the utter failure of the generously funded program to help inner-city Chicago school children they managed into the ground.

Clarice Feldman examines what we are learning and what we already know about the hundred million dollar project headed by William Ayers and Barack Obama. Surprise! Projects emphasizing racial identity were funded, while a project to teach algebra languished. A key point:

While Obama's camp is trying to suggest that his critics are linking him to Ayers' conduct in the 1960s, in fact, we are talking about the views and conduct of both these men - now clearly established as close allies, not passing acquaintances in the Hyde Park neighborhood they both inhabit - in the 1990s, along with the utter failure of the generously funded program to help inner-city Chicago school children they managed into the ground.