Who is the Joe Foss Institute?
The Joe Foss Institute was created to work with youth in schools and youth groups across America—with those who will defend our freedoms in the future—encouraging & teaching democracy, patriotism, integrity, and public service. We help our audiences understand—and stand up for—the ideals upon which this country was founded, as reflected in our Founding Documents: the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the Declaration of Independence.
We do this because somehow we—as a nation—have devalued the teaching of history, and have, according to our own Department of Education, done an alarmingly poor job of helping students gain a solid understanding of the historical and philosophical foundation upon which our nation was built.
Here. Let me translate that for you. What they meant to say was this: We have defunded our school systems in order to degrade the education children get. We did this because schoolchildren were not being taught sound conservative Christian values in our schools. Now we will indoctrinate them properly.
- Mike Ingram, Arizona real estate mogul who bought up lots of Arizona real estate in the early oughts with the goal of developing Arizona's desert. Most of those areas were hard-hit by the Great Recession.
- Renee Giltner, also treasurer of the Goldwater Institute.
- William G. Boykin, former Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence division and Muslim-hater. (More information)
- George Argyos, former Ambassador to Spain, real estate mogul, billionaire, and more. His Freddie Mac associations might disqualify him from running for President, but they're not as important when funding charities to indoctrinate children.
While it's important to note the right-wing bent of this group, it's more interesting to see what they do and why Michelle Rhee and Foster Friess might have a common interest in them.