Obama wants to get the federal government deeply involved in education. Actually, he wants the federal government involved in pretty much every aspect of our lives, but he's singled out education as a top priority.
Now, Obama doesn't have much of a record, but one of the few things that he's actually accomplished is work on "educational reform" in Chicago. He was board chairman for the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, where he distributed grants to schools and raised matching funds. Obama gave a lot of this money to the projects of one William Ayers, who Obama initially described as "a guy who lives in my neighborhood".
Don't worry. I'm not going to talk about Ayers being an unrepentant terrorist (which he is), or try to smear Obama with "guilt by association". I don't care if these two were casual acquaintances or Best Friends Forever. What I do care about is what Obama chose to fund - the use of schools to indoctrinate children in socialist ideology.
I'm not making this up. Ayers himself makes no secret of it, as an editorial at Investor's Business Daily makes clear:
That is the "reform" that Obama has supported. Again, I am not discussing Obama's choice of acquaintances or mentors. I am discussing what he has chosen to support. I believe this is what he seeks to bring to all America. Certainly, the billions he plans to distribute will come with strings attached. Who'd like to bet that "social justice and liberation" will not become mandatory in every curriculum?