Dear Commons Community,
This film and investigation connects the dots and reveals why the Koch brothers are trying to end public education and how their wealth winds up in the hands of Jim Crow. It is a telling production of how billionaires in this country can buy public policy by financing a school board election in Wake County, North Carolina. An article about this story is available at the Huffington Post at:
If you are bothered by this film, think about it the next time you go to Lincoln Center and see the David H. Koch Theater (formerly the New York State Theater) . As much as I enjoy Lincoln Center, I will never step foot in the Koch Theater as long as this family’s name is above its doors. The Board of Directors of Lincoln Center which includes David H. Koch, should re-examine the qualifications of its membership and consider human decency as a qualification and not simply the size of one’s bankbook.