David Koch on Education
Push for education savings accounts on state ballots
A major focus for the Koch network--known formally as the Seminar Network--is state legislation, with an aim to remake the nation's education system via referendums and new state laws. The Kochs are particularly enthusiastic about education savings
accounts: a mechanism that upends traditional K-12 education by, in some cases, giving parents lump sums they can use to pay private schools or even online institutions to educate their children.
A top priority for 2018 is in Arizona, where a measure allowing education savings accounts for all students goes on the ballot in November. Arizona Governor Doug Ducey pushed the idea and attended the
Koch network's weekend seminar to chat with donors about it. A similar bill is moving through the New Hampshire Legislature and is supported by Americans for Prosperity [another Koch-funded organization].
Source: Boston Globe on 2020 presidential hopeful, "Koch Rally"
, Jan 29, 2018
Government schools indoctrinate children
Here are some more of the ideas David Koch ran on [in his 1980 bid for as the Libertarian Party Vice-Presidential nominee]:
Source: Our Revolution, by Bernie Sanders, p.200
, Nov 15, 2016
- "Government schools lead to the indoctrination of children."
- "Government ownership, operation,
regulation, and subsidy of schools and college should be ended."
- "We condemn compulsory education laws and call for their immediate repeal."
Government schools lead to the indoctrination of children
Source: Excerpts from 1980 Clark/Koch Libertarian Party platform
, Nov 1, 1980
- We advocate the complete separation of education and State. Government schools lead to the indoctrination of children and interfere with the free choice of individuals. Government ownership, operation, regulation, and subsidy
of schools and colleges should be ended.
- We condemn compulsory education laws and we call for the immediate repeal of such laws.
Other candidates on Education:
David Koch on other issues:
George W. Bush (R,2001-2009)
Bill Clinton (D,1993-2001)
George Bush Sr. (R,1989-1993)
Ronald Reagan (R,1981-1989)
Jimmy Carter (D,1977-1981)
Gerald Ford (R,1974-1977)
Richard Nixon (R,1969-1974)
Lyndon Johnson (D,1963-1969)
John F. Kennedy (D,1961-1963)
Dwight Eisenhower (R,1953-1961)
Harry_S_TrumanHarry S Truman(D,1945-1953)
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