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  •  From what I can tell (3+ / 0-)
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    cville townie, mjd in florida, jbsoul

    All schools on the approved list for the UNCF scholarships are either historically black colleges or those receiving Koch funds. And Koch funding to colleges/universities often has ideological strings attached regarding what will be taught.

    “Texas is a so-called red state, but you’ve got 10 million Democrats here in Texas. And …, there are a whole lot of people here in Texas who need us, and who need us to fight for them.” President Obama

    by Catte Nappe on Fri Jul 25, 2014 at 12:56:44 PM PDT

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    •  Some schools have some strings (3+ / 0-)
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      But not all schools on the list have strings and in some cases the strings may be the endowment of a single professor or scholarships that focus on free market concepts like the UNCF scholarship program.

      "let's talk about that" uid 92953

      by VClib on Fri Jul 25, 2014 at 05:23:10 PM PDT

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      •  And there are carrots, as well as sticks (0+ / 0-)

        Funding of professional development and trips to conferences to learn how to more effectively "teach", provision of quality curriculum materials, videos, etc.

        It's interesting to find myself, who is usually in the "fact check, rein it in, no CT needed here" crowd to be one of the few voices of alarm. An awful lot of today's Dems/liberals/progressives seem taken aback at how influential the craziest of the right wing has now become main stream. They started with a well planned and targeted program over the past three plus decades. Taking over school boards, and working their way up the political food chain. It is unlikely I will be here three decades from now, but if I were I think at this rate it is all too probable folks will be taken aback at how things got to whatever place they are in, and some few will note that it began way back when the Kochs openly bought the education system and inculcated free market libertarianism and Ayn Rand objectivism as normative.

        “Texas is a so-called red state, but you’ve got 10 million Democrats here in Texas. And …, there are a whole lot of people here in Texas who need us, and who need us to fight for them.” President Obama

        by Catte Nappe on Fri Jul 25, 2014 at 05:45:47 PM PDT

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