The Annenberg Challenge — What happened to $100 million in grants to improve Chicago schools?

The September surprise. Obama is a pawn of far left socialists and Chicago Democrat machine

Barack Obama and the ’70s communist Bill Ayers have worked closely together on ‘education reform’ since 1995. Reform meaning, funds for leftwing friends of Ayers were funded while real reforms such as algebra tutoring for innercity students went unfunded. Obama has dodged and minimized this association in interviews and in public statements and on his Website.

What is Obama hiding?

This is some of it:

When Obama made his first run for political office, articles in both the Chicago Defender and the Hyde Park Herald featured among his qualifications his position as chairman of the board of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, a foundation where Ayers was a founder and guiding force. Obama assumed the Annenberg board chairmanship only months before his first run for office, and almost certainly received the job at the behest of Bill Ayers. During Obama’s time as Annenberg board chairman, Ayers’s own education projects received substantial funding. Indeed, during its first year, the Chicago Annenberg Challenge struggled with significant concerns about possible conflicts of interest. With a writ to aid Chicago’s public schools, the Annenberg challenge played a deeply political role in Chicago’s education wars, and as Annenberg board chairman, Obama clearly aligned himself with Ayers’s radical views on education issues. –Stanley Kurtz

It’s becoming known as the Annenberg Challenge cover-up and it’s become big news since the McCain campaign highlighted it in a press release late Wednesday.

In the past few days, Stanley Kurtz of the National Review has been trying to get access to the archives of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, an education reform group co-founded by Bill Ayers in 1995 and chaired by Barack Obama from 1995 to 1999. After originally giving Mr. Kurtz permission, the library then told him that he could not proceed because they did not have proper authorization from the donor of the archives. They would not identify the donor, but the library assured Mr. Kurtz that they hoped to conclude an agreement and make the documents available soon. And why that cover-up? Because it points to the root corruption that has ruined thousands of student’s lives in one of the worst school districts in the United States.

Watch for the release of the papers. Check out WGN radio for upcoming interviews with Mr. Kurtz.

In regard to payoffs and rigged Chicago elections, Obama does have more experience than Sarah Palin.

The media sent 15,000 reporters to Denver, half that to St. Paul and incredibly just a dozen to look into the Annenberg coverup. Is that a free press?

Obama grew up in privilege, his step father was an energy top manager in Jakarta, the boomtown city of Islamic rule in oil rich Indonesia. Later, Obama went to school in Hawaii. After two years at Occidental college in California, he was accepted at Columbia University and later Harvard Law School. Free ride?

One thought on “The Annenberg Challenge — What happened to $100 million in grants to improve Chicago schools?

  1. Wouldn’t it be nice if someone asked that question during the debates?

    Oh – forgot – Barack Obama is afraid of debating McCain in unscripted townhall meetings, so I guess that question will never be asked.

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