Kochs Off Campus! is a grassroots group of Tucson residents, UA faculty, alumni, and students working to get the University of Arizona to sever all ties to the “Center for the Philosophy of Freedom” (AKA the “Freedom Center”) as well as the Center’s new Department of Political Economy and Moral Science.
The UA “Freedom Center” was inaugurated in 2008 with millions of dollars from the Charles Koch Foundation and Koch allies, but it has also been supported with millions of dollars in Arizona tax money. The “Freedom Center” is a right-wing Libertarian think tank that is distorting education to fit its ideology and recruiting students to advance its agenda. Kochs Off Campus! opposes this undue influence of right-wing money on public education, as well as public subsidies for the so-called “freedom schools” and their activities within the public education system.