November 20, 2008
Ayres' Influence on Obama's Education Policies:The 'Education Debt'
Many have felt that the biggest and most significant part of the Bill Ayers-Barack Obama story was overlooked: Ayers' views on education and Obama's apparent approval of his noxious plan (for other peoples' children) of making whites pay to redress what Ayers thinks is an "education debt" to black children, redressing the disparity in black/white educational outcomes which Ayers argues is due to segregation.Global Labor's Steve Diamond who was instrumental in uncovering the Chicago Annenberg Challenge ties of Ayers and Obama says Ayers is already weilding substantial influence in the transition.Ayers' influence on the incoming Obama administration has quite likely made itself felt for the first time. The campaign today announced the appointment of Linda Darling-Hammond as co-head of the Presidential transition policy team on Education. Darling-Hammond is a prominent and widely respected, though controversial, Professor of Education at Stanford. She...(Read Full Post)