November 5, 2015: Day of Action to STOP the Corporatization of Education
Charles Koch said it himself -- Koch's massive spending on university programs is part of his donor network’s $889 million two-year budget. After telling USA Today that a third of the money is for candidates, “‘a good part of the rest is education and research,’ Koch said, ticking off university grants and other projects he is supporting.”
With the 2016 elections just a year away, we have a chance to clog Koch’s political pipeline by continuing to ramp up our local campaigns and national media efforts that are exposing Koch’s undue influence and political agenda on campuses.
We took ACTION!
Check out our DOA toolkit for students and informational packet for faculty participants for more information and resources to support you in taking a stand this November against the corporatization of education.
Day of Action Participating Campuses: American University, Appalachian State University, Aquinas College, California State University East Bay, College of William and Mary, DePauw University, Florida International University, Florida State University, George Mason University, George Washington University, Hamilton College, James Madison University, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Miami Dade College, Michigan State University, Montclair State University, New York University, Northern Arizona University, Ohio State University, Portland State University, Regis University, Riverside City College, San Diego City College, San Francisco State University, The State University of New York at Fredonia, Stockton University, Suffolk University, Syracuse University, Temple University, Tulane University, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, University of California, Berkeley, University of California, Riverside, University of California-Santa Cruz, University of Central Florida, University of Colorado, Boulder, University of Denver, University of Kansas, University of Maryland, University of Mary Washington, UMass-Amherst, University of Miami, University of New Mexico, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, University of Oregon, University of Pennsylvania, University of Vermont, Utah State University, Virginia Commonwealth University, Washington University in St. Louis, Wellesley College, Western Washington University
Thank you to our Day of Action organizational partners! 350.org, American Federation of Teachers, Better Future Project, Center for Media & Democracy, ClimateTruth.org, Common Cause, Democracy Matters, Energy Action Coalition, Food & Water Watch, Greenpeace, MoveOn.org, National Education Association, New Faculty Majority, Public Citizen, Student Labor Action Project, The Natural History Museum, Pay 2 Play, The Other 98%, and the United States Student Association.