The text to Obama’s speech is already out.
Click here for a summary.
As I type BHO is waving to the throngs. No toga! How disappointing!
So who is this William/Bill Ayers guy?
Why does the Obama camp NOT want you to know about him?
At the highest level those questions are easy to answer.
1) Bill Ayers is an unrepentant terrorist
2) Bill Ayers is/was a business partner, political supporter, and friend of Barack Obama
3) The Obama campaign knows 1) and 2) and does not want you to know this.
4) Barack Obama and Bill Ayers ran a completely unsuccessful effort to change, that’s right CHANGE, Chicago Public Schools called the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, squandering tens of millions of dollars.
5) Barack Obama has misled the American people about his relationships with Bill Ayers.
How’s that for a new kind of leadership!
Here’s a great report about Obama’s big failure.
From Global Labor and Politics
In 2003 the final technical report of the CCSR on the CAC was published. The results were not pretty. The “bottom line” according to the report was that the CAC did not achieve its goal of improvement in student academic achievement and nonacademic outcomes. While student test scores improved in the so-called Annenberg Schools that received some of the $150 million disbursed in the six years from 1995 to 2001,
“This was similar to improvement across the system….There were no statistically significant differences in student achievement between Annenberg schools and demographically similar non-Annenberg schools. This indicates that there was no Annenberg effect on achievement.”
The report identified the political conflict between the Local School Council promotion efforts of the CAC – such as the $2 million Leadership Development Initiative – as a possible factor hindering a positive impact on student achievement.
Conclusion: an academic failure but political success?
The Challenge allowed Barack Obama and Bill Ayers to work together, no doubt closely, in the heat of political battle to help disburse more than $100 million to allies, particularly in the LSCs, in the Chicago School system.
Under the circumstances, it seems more than a bit disingenuous of Senator Obama to dismiss Bill Ayers as “some guy who lives in my neighborhood.”
Over the next few days I’ll be doing the job the media won’t. I’ll simply find creditable articles on the internet and synthisize them for you.
If only this had been done 3 months ago Hillary would be speaking tonight…
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