YOU WON’T READ THIS IN THE LIBERAL MEDIA
By: Edward P. Shallow
WorldNet Daily, January 10, 2011:
Bill Ayers, communist provided Arizona shooter’s curriculum. High school part of learning community funded jointly by Obama and domestic terrorist.
By Aaron Klein
Jared Lee Loughner, the suspected gunman in Saturday’s Arizona shooting, attended a high school that is part of a network in which teachers are trained and provided resources by a liberal group founded by Weatherman terrorist Bill Ayers and funded by President Obama, WND has learned.
A former top communist activist who is an associate of Ayers has led the group, Small Schools Workshop.
Obama provided the group with funds in the 1990’s when he worked at an education reform group alongside Ayers.
Loughner attended Mountain View High School, which is part of Arizona’s Marana Unified School District.
Since 2003, Mountain View has been part of what is known as the Smaller Learning Community, a network of schools that have been restructured to create a more personalized learning environment where students often have the same teachers and fellow students from grade to grade.
Mountain View was part of the Smaller Learning Communities throughout Loughner’s entire attendance there, from 9th grade until he withdrew without graduating before his senior year.
The high school received grants to research the concepts of Smaller Learning Communities and work to implement them.
Ayers himself is considered one of the fathers of the Smaller Learning Communities, often providing lectures to schools on the subject. For example, a 2001 lecture at Lewis & Clark College featured Ayers at a workshop entitled, “A Simple Justice: Building Smaller Learning Communities to Know Our Youth.”
Ayers reportedly recruited a radical activist, Mike Kolinsky, to head the Workshop. Kolinsky still serves as a director.
The Workshop originally was associated with the University of Illinois in Chicago, where Kolinsky previously taught in the education department alongside Ayers, who retired from the university last year.
In 1995, with Obama as its chairman, the newly formed Chicago Annenberg Challenge, or CAC, a school reform organization , gave the Workshop a grant of $175,000. The CAC provided another $482,662 to the Workshop over the next few years.
Kolinsky served with Ayers and Ayers’ wife, former Weatherman terrorist Bernadine Dohrn, in the Students for a Democratic Society group, a major leftist student organization in the 1960s that later splintered, with Ayers and Dohrn leading a more activist approach with the Weatherman. Kolinsky reportedly favored less aggressive tactics, promoting the philosophy that young workers posed the potential to be a revolutionary force to overthrow capitalism
In the 1970s, Kolinsky became a top communist activist and leader of the Marxist-Leninist Communist Party.
In a book, “Revolution in the Air,” author Max Erlbaum, himself a former Maoist activist, recounts that in Beijing, Kolinsky toasted the Chinese Stalinist leadership who, in turn, hailed the formation of his Communist Party group as “reflecting the aspirations of the proletarian and working people,” effectively recognizing Kolinsky’s organization as the all-but-official U.S. Maoist party.
Loughner, meanwhile, posted on his You Tube channel a number of books he listed as his “favorites.”
The books read more like a high school curriculum. They include Animal Farm, Brave New World, The Odyssey, Alice Adventures into Wonderland, Fahrenheit 451, To Kill a Mockingbird, One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest, and some unsavory titles such as The Communist Manifesto and Hitler’s Mein Kamf.
WND was the first to report Cattie Parker, who went to high school, college and was in a band with gunman, labeled Loughner as “quite liberal” and ‘more left” on her Twitter account.
In her Twitter postings, Parker wrote of Loughner, “As I knew him he was left wing, quite liberal and oddly obsessed with the 2012 prophecy.”
She also described him as “more left,”
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