Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Eek! Eek! There's a Koch!

N.C. State economist Craig Newmark points us to a Slate of panic, over American citizens exercising their First Amendment right to free speech. Worst;
The videos offered on the website are often clever, funny, and well-produced.
Which might make students pay attention to the lessons offered.
The Institute for Humane Studies, which is housed at George Mason University’s campus in Arlington, Virginia, is funded largely by billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch. The think tank, whose mission is to advance “a freer society,” received $12.4 million from the Charles Koch Charitable Foundation from 2008 to 2012, according to annual tax documents.
A freer society is something to be worried about?

The Koch brothers appear to be on a mission to spread their libertarian message to high school and college students. In July, the Huffington Post published a story headlined, “Koch High: How the Koch Brothers Are Buying Their Way Into the Minds of Public School Students,” which detailed how a Koch-run nonprofit called Youth Entrepreneurs is recruiting teachers and crafting curricula favorable to the Koch’s political agenda.
Who do they think they are, Planned Parenthood!
The Edvantage officially launched in October, but this is the first time it will be available to teachers for the beginning of a school year. It is unclear how many teachers and professors have used Edvantage.
But one is too many for the Center for Public Integrity . Who are doing The Lord's Work.

Pot, Kettle, Black Award.

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