Ayers’ pet project funded by Obama ‘stimulus’ plan
President Obama’s “stimulus” legislation helped to fund an education initiative associated with Weather Underground terrorists Bill Ayers and Bernardine 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.”