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Thu Mar 15, 2018, 10:26 AM

Millions of Students Are Quietly Being Taught the Koch Bros' Whitewashed Version of Black History

Link: https://www.theroot.com/millions-of-students-are-quietly-being-taught-the-koch-1823742091?utm_source=theroot_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2018-03-14

Source: The Root (blog)
Author: Michael Harriot, March 14, 2018

Cash-strapped social studies teachers across America have discovered an exciting new resource that provides lesson plans, study materials and even seminars geared toward elementary, middle and high school students.

The lessons are extremely detailed and come with suggestions for activities, multimedia and additional reading. More importantly, unlike many educational tools, most of these materials are provided free of cost. Thereís only one catch:

Itís right-wing brainwashing.

These free resources are part of an effort by the innocuously named Bill of Rights Institute to brainwash students into buying the far-right narrative on history, politics and economics. The charitable organization describes itself as ďa 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization that works to engage, educate and empower individuals with a passion for the freedom and opportunity that exist in a free society.Ē

What it really is, is an education arm of a network of right-wing charities funded by the ultraconservative Koch brothers in conjunction with a number of other conservative philanthropic individuals and organizations. It takes millions of dollars in donations and claims to have taught the Bill of Rights to more than 5 million students and 50,000 teachers, including directly training 22,000 educators through its constitutional seminars.


- More at link -

Those sneaky Koch Brothers are at it again.

They're quietly funding right-wing educational "philanthropy" through the Bill of Rights Institute - sounds patriotic and safe, right? They're using this foundation to rewrite history on slavery, civil rights, Roe v. Wade, voting rights, health care protections, and many other issues that rightwingers hold dear.

More at the link including references to NY Times article that mentions the Kochs' plan to fund this educational program for $900 million.

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Thu Mar 15, 2018, 10:47 AM

1. FFS. Almost a billion of Kochbucks poured into teaching kids to be prejudiced.

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Thu Mar 15, 2018, 11:19 AM

2. Wow. Kicking for exposure. This really needs to be reported more widely.

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