Figures. Chicago Teacher’s Union President Linked to Former Communist Party Chief and Barack Obama

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Mike Klonsky, an Obama supporter and former associate of the radicals who formed the terrorist group the Weatherman, received a $175,000 grant from the William Ayers/Barack Obama-led Annenberg Challenge to run the Small Schools Workshop.

Klonsky belonged to the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and was best friends with friends William Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn who later became famous for their acts of terrorism.
Later he started a blog on the Obama website:

Between 1979 and 1981, Communist Party chairman and Obama supporter Mike Klonsky was repeatedly feted with state-dinner-level visits to Beijing.

And get this… Klonsky reportedly shared offices on the same floor with Barack Obama and Bill Ayers at the University of Illinois, Chicago campus.

So it should come as no surprise that Mike Klonsky, the former Communist Party leader, is a huge supporter of Karen Lewis, head of the Chicago Teachers’ Union. Chicago teachers went on strike today for the first time in 25 years despite the fact that the average teacher salary in Chicago is $74,839 a year.

Karen Lewis marching with anarchists in Chicago. (Founding Bloggers)

Michelle Malkin has more on the Chicago education mob.

Obama served with Weather Underground terrorist and neighbor Bill Ayers on the Chicago Annenberg Challenge education initiative. Downplaying academic achievement in favor of left-wing radical activism in the public schools is rooted in Bill Ayers’ pedagogical philosophy. Obama served as the program’s first chairman of the board, while Ayers steered its curricular policy. The two oversaw grants to welfare rights enterprise ACORN and to avowed communist Michael Klonsky – a close pal of Ayers and member of the militant Students for a Democratic Society. SDS served as a precursor to the violent Weather Underground organization.

As investigative journalist Stanley Kurtz reported, Klonsky and Ayers teamed up on the so-called “small schools movement” to steer schoolchildren away from core academics to left-wing politicking on issues of “inequity, war, and violence.”

You just can’t make this stuff up.

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  • Grandma Perkins


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  • aprilnovember811

    But, but, Obama’s a nice man, so we’ve been told. It’s really irresponsible, for the Romney campaign to not tie Obama to Ayers. Who do they think Obama’s working for? I’ll tell them, the Weathermen and Muslim Brotherhood. And to think, they actually think he’s not capable of lying about his birthplace? Please, Ayers spent many years getting phony birth certificates and SS#.s

  • Patty

    74,000 pay for a teacher vs. 46,000 on average for those who are not.


    Please, because everyone that is marching needs to be evaluated on their teaching abilities.

    Kids are running around all day and for these so called teachers to be complaining when we are paying for this. Fire them but that won’t happen the union won’t let.


  • gracepmc

    Make no mistake this is Obama’s Amerika. Four more years of this and it will be the union of socialist American states-all 57 of them. These people should be nowhere near children. The mayor’s kids are in private schools of course.

  • arnonerik

    Why is everybody connected to Obama a Communist? Could it be like my mother told me when I was a child that birds of a feather flock together? Funny this does not seem to be a problem for “The Fourth Estate” that we were told all these years was our “watchdog for government” keeping them honest. I think they are birds too.

  • Tee Dub

    Wow! That is one fat, loud-mouth b*tch!!!

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    Since Imam Obama was immaculated I have become more and more a cynic…. but something is telling me that there is more to this ‘strike’ than meets the eye…

  • riptide

    The funding for the teacher’s “benefits” is no small amount. The average benefit cost seems to be absent from most reports but it has to be paid by the taxpayers. Typically, “benefits” are about 1/3 of salary. That, if true, plus salary, would make the average teacher’s compensation over 100K/yr.
    And these people really do BELIEVE they are getting screwed!

  • arnonerik

    Getting screwed? The teachers are the ones doing the screwing. The taxpayers, who are taking pay cuts to keep a job, or those that are forced to be “underemployed” so they can still bring something home, these are the people getting screwed by greedy teachers and government employees. We should not take it anymore! What are we?, Chumps and Patsies?

  • donh

    Come On Mitt…..Go to Chicago and stand with these children whose future is being damaged by MONEY GRUBBING COMMUNISTS in the public sector. You are in Ohio…Not that far a drive. Time to work long hours and go the extra mile. That is the kind of President this country is looking for.

  • atticcellar

    Fire these lazy pigs.. I debated a teacher here in Wisconsin when they were pushing for a Walker recall.. He stated the deserved the wages and benfits because “I have to deal with them monsters”.. Those in charge of the system now have over 50% of our young boys/men between the ages of 9 and 18 in public schools on pysco drugs. Boy’s who behave like boys are targeted and sent to the school social worker who in turn brings in the “doctors” who prescribe the drugs..

  • Buffalobob

    Well now that this is out the MSN will be all over it.

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  • atticcellar

    Many of these Chicago communist thugs were also in Madison during the Walker protest.. “We the People” won.. We sent the commies packing.. The traitorist legislators in Wisconsin illegally fled the state of Wisconsin to Illinois shirking their responsablity of voting on the collective bargining.. They should have stayed there!

  • Skinner

    Oh please, this is a manufactured strike to help Obama save the day.

    Playbook, create a crisis where none exists. Obama sails in to save the day.

    Yes, these turds would do this…

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  • http://none tommy mc donnell

    here are some more SDSers connect to obama;

    jim wallis
    wayne rathke
    tom hayden
    marilyn katz
    and of course bill and bernie

    the SDS didn’t die after the sixties, they took over the government.

  • lizzy84

    Spoiled lazy fat-assed commies.