Koch foundation proposal to college: Teach our curriculum, get millions

By Dave Levinthal, The Center for Public Integrity, 9/12/14

Documents show group sought control over hiring at Florida State

In 2007, when the Charles Koch Foundation considered giving millions of dollars to Florida State University’s economics department, the offer came with strings attached.

First, the curriculum it funded must align with the libertarian, deregulatory economic philosophy of Charles Koch, the billionaire industrialist and Republican political bankroller.

Second, the Charles Koch Foundation would at least partially control which faculty members Florida State University hired.

And third, Bruce Benson, a prominent libertarian economic theorist and Florida State University economics department chairman, must stay on another three years as department chairman — even though he told his wife he’d step down in 2009 after one three-year term….

Continue reading and follow links and documentation at The Center for Public Integrity

N.b. the documentation dates from 2007 and the plan seems not to have taken effect

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