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  •  The Kochs seem to think it will pay off (4+ / 0-)
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    They are trying it out at the HS level now.

    The focus on high school students is a key part of the Kochs' long-term effort to create a libertarian-minded society from the ground up.

    "We hope to develop students' appreciation of liberty by improving free-market education," the Koch associates wrote during the program's initial planning stages. "Ultimately, we hope this will change the behavior of students who will apply these principles later on in life."

    Besides paying for training, providing curriculum materials and paying a portion of teacher salaries, they are also paying the students.

    It rewards current students and alumni of YE for attending YE-approved lectures outside the classroom. Each event is assigned a point value, and attendees can redeem the points for scholarship money or venture capital funding.

    "That’s right, the more involved you are, the more money you'll earn to put toward your business or higher education!" reads the YE Academy homepage.

    They aren't investing all of that effort and money with no expectation that it will work.

    “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 02:39:11 PM PDT

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    •  Once again (1+ / 0-)
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      the relationship of this to some demonstrable outcome is, what exactly? Probably about the same relationship as my friend's VFW scholarship had to his opposition to the Vietnam war. My advice: let them take the money and run.

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