Wednesday, August 20

Steve Diamond begins to publish key documents related to Barack Obama-William Ayers work for Chicago Annenberg Challenge

Law professor and political scientist Steve Diamond is fighting back against two libraries that are suppressing documents generated by the Chicago Annenberg Challenge .

In the following report, originally published last night at Diamond's Global Labor and Politics blog, he publishes links to some of the CAC documents he received from Brown University library before they stopped responding to his requests for the documents.

See yesterday's entries for Diamond's first and second reports on the libraries that slammed the door in his face, and that of National Review Online's Stanley Kurtz -- and the implications.

For an overview of the relationship between Barack Obama and Bill Ayers see Diamond's August 10 post The Obama-Ayers Top Ten: Highlights of the 20 year Obama-Ayers Connection.

For readers who are new to the issue, look through the posts linked on his blog's sidebar. The importance of Steve Diamond's writings on the Ayers-Obama relationship and Ayers's education theories can hardly be overstated.

Steve will be a guest on John Batchelor's radio show this Sunday on the KFI 640-AM portion, at 10:20 PM Eastern time, to discuss "Annenberg-gate." Here is the link for the KFI online broadcast.

Now to Diamond's Key Chicago Annenberg Challenge Documents:

I will post over the next few days the key Chicago Annenberg Challenge documents that I was able to obtain prior to the door being slammed in the face of NRO writer Stanley Kurtz by the University of Illinois

While the records I have, including board minutes, financial records and annual reports, are no substitute for the material apparently held by the University, they do help explain the close links between Barack Obama and Bill Ayers as I explored here.

Chicago Annenberg Challenge Documents:

Tax Returns on Form 990PF:

These returns provide details about the grant recipients of the CAC including former Maoist and Bill Ayers's SDS comrade Mike Klonsky's Small Schools Workshop and the Developing Communities Project, once headed by Barack Obama.

2000 (to come)

Independent Assessments of Impact of Chicago Annenberg Challenge:

The 2003 report concludes that the Challenge had no effect on student outcomes.

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