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Ayers’ pet project funded by Obama ‘stimulus’ plan: Taxpayer money also channeled to school founded by top White House adviser’s mom

December 3, 2011
Aaron Klein, Klein Online
11/29/2011

President Obama’s “stimulus” legislation helped to fund an education initiative associated with Weatherman terrorists Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn, according to a recently released book.

“Red Army: The Radical Network that must be defeated to save America,” contains new information about Secretary of Education Arne Duncan’s own radical ties while revealing how stimulus funds also went to a school founded by the mother of top White House adviser Valerie Jarrett.

“Red Army” authors Aaron Klein and Brenda J. Elliott dedicate two chapters to investigating Obama’s education policies.

In one revelation, the book details how the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, or ARRA, provided $650 million to the Investing in Innovation Fund, or i3, as it is called. That year, Duncan announced his agency was accepting applications for i3 grants from educational nonprofits, individual school districts or groups of districts.

The winning i3 grantees included the Erikson Institute in Chicago, which requested just shy of $5 million for its project, “Achieving High Standards for Pre-K-Grade 3 Mathematics: A Whole Teacher Approach to Professional Development.”

One of the three faculty founders, and president of the institute from 1994 to 2001, is Barbara Taylor Bowman, the Irving B. Harris Professor of Child Development. Bowman is the mother of Valerie Jarrett.

And now… the rest of the story. …..

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