This week’s edition of the Waste of the Week is the Hunt Institute. The UNC-Chapel Hill affiliate has been receiving millions of taxpayer dollars for years to advance highly politicized public education policies.
The Institute is not some neutral research center offering unbiased advice on how to improve education. Rather, it admittedly wants to “mobilize action on the issues that matter in education.” The Institute even brags about inviting radical left-wingers to “connect” them with state legislators in their legislative training sessions.
One such “expert” the Institute chooses to boast about advising state lawmakers at a past retreat is Pedro Noguera, professor at New York University.
Noguera is a former University of California-Berkeley professor who was a featured speaker at the “Conference on Perspectives for Democracy and Socialism in the 90s” in Berkeley in 1992. He currently sits on the board of directors at the Economic Policy Institute (EPI), a left-wing group whose president has ties to the Democratic Socialists of America.
Noguera is also a featured speaker of the progressive group “Speak Out,” which features other speakers such as left-wing radicals Noam Chomsky and Angela Davis.
The fact that the Hunt Institute brags about exposing state legislators to such a radical leftist is further evidence of a clear agenda being advanced by the group.
To learn more about this group that spends your tax dollars to advocate for public policies many of you disagree with, click here.