August 22, 2008
Will Ayers and Obama radicalize our schools?
As more evidence emerges of the close ties between former Weatherman Bill Ayers and Presidential candidate Barack Obama, questions are being raised about the level of competence displayed by Barack Obama when he headed the Chicago Annenberg Challenge for 4 years in the early 1990s. Apparently, his sole try at an executive position was a bust; tens of millions of dollars dolled out and wasted with no discernible improvement for the intended beneficiaries, schools and students in the Chicago Public Schools. However, a more urgent question should focus on the future. Will a President Obama be influenced by the radical ideas concerning education propounded and promoted by Ayers?Earlier in the year, I wrote an article for American Thinker ("Bill Ayers and the Subversion of American Education") that drew upon the work of Sol Stern (a writer for the Manhattan Institute's City Journal). Ayers, as Stern has noted in several articles, is not just an unrepentant former...(Read Full Post)