Stanley Kurtz, senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, was (after repeated attempts) finally allowed to view the archives of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge (CAC), an education foundation which poured $100 million into community organizers and education activists in Chicago. From 1995 to 1999, the foundation was led by Barack Obama, and he remained on the board until 2001. CAC was founded by Bill Ayers, a man who corroborated to bomb the Pentagon and has never expressed regret. Kurtz has done a fantastic job exploring the relationship between Obama and Ayers, which is far deeper than Obama cares to admit. Today, Kurtz published an op-ed piece that looks at the impact Obama and Ayers had on advancing leftist ideas in the Chicago area education system (while declining to fund groups that focused on math/science achievement).
Peter Kirsanow summarizes a more lengthy essay that Kurtz just published in National Review online:
1. Obama had a long-term working relationship with William Ayers.
2. The Chicago Annenberg Challenge (“CAC”), the only executive experience on Obama’s resume, was an objective failure despite the expenditure of millions of dollars.
3. Through the CAC, Ayers and Obama financed radical organizations, including one with a history of engaging in voter fraud.