Statement on David Koch’s Death
While David Koch may be gone, his anti-democratic legacy lives on in higher education and the infrastructure of influence his wealth created.
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Our public schools are being infiltrated by Koch at every level, from manufacturing a false crisissurrounding public education to influencing K-12 curriculum in school districts across the country. In addition to this, they are directly lobbying to lawmakers in support of these destructive efforts.
The Koch network is investing in university programs across the country, and the Charles Koch Foundation has a history of using its university donations to buy influence over hiring decisions, curriculum, and research on campus.
Holy Cross has already received $1.4 million dollars from the Charles Koch Foundation in the form of a Foundation donation to the Ciocca Center for Business, Ethics, and Society.
The Koch Network is investing in university programs across the country, and the Charles Koch Foundation has a history of using its university donations to buy influence over hiring decisions, curriculum, and research on campus.
Arizona State has already received over $2 million from the Charles Koch Foundation directly—and MILLIONS more of taxpayer dollars have been given to its Koch-funded Freedom Centers over the past three years. Despite ongoing controversy surrounding the university’s Freedom Centers, ASU has refused to honor public records requests seeking details about its relationship with Koch FOR OVER A YEAR.