The official mission of Youth Entrepreneurs is to provide kids with "business and entrepreneurial education and experiences that help them prosper and become contributing members of society." The underlying goal of the program, however, is to impart Koch's radical free-market ideology to teenagers. In the last school year, the class reached more than 1,000 students across Kansas and Missouri.
Koch-funded think tanks provide many of YE's course materials. Teachers are trained at Koch Industries headquarters.
Youth Entrepreneurs states that it is specifically "targeted toward at-risk youth" in predominantly poor school districts. The group agrees to pay for all of the program costs in school districts where at least 40 percent of kids are poor enough to be eligible for free and reduced-price lunches (but none of the costs in districts where fewer than 1 in 5 kids receives reduced-price lunches).
YE would pay the teachers a stipend above their regular salary, supply them with classroom materials, arrange guest speakers and field trips, and provide students with scholarship opportunities, all at no cost to the school district.
With the underfunding of Public Schools
"become contributing members of society"
originally posted by: theantediluvian
a reply to: seeker1963
So some overzealous kids in 2008 decided to make some really bizarre fanboy video and.....?
How about we deal with real s#? Was that paid for, encouraged or endorsed by then candidate Obama? (Obama wasn't even elected when that video "surfaced") The government? The Democratic Party? Was it part of some sort of program?
So how is it relevant? There's a difference between people deciding to do something of their own volition with no orchestration by a political candidate or his campaign and Koch agents designing a "high school free market and liberty-based course."
It's institutionalized dissemination of propaganda for the Koch brother's brand of sociopathic capitalism. I can see the meeting, "We got the parents and grandparents with the Tea Party, we've been funding keggers for college kids but it's just not enough! WE MUST START EARLIER!"
What's next? Koch Bros funded daycare?
originally posted by: MystikMushroom
a reply to: neo96
You can't teach a child that doesn't want to learn, or comes from a family that doesn't value education.
Wow. Listen to you spouting FASCIST propaganda slogans. Big fan of the Koch Method? What's with your worship of the wealthy?