My interview with Brave New Films

A few months ago, the studio that produced the recent “guerriladocumentary on the Koch brothers, Brave New Films, sent a camera crew to the John Locke Foundation offices.  Their target was Americans for Prosperity, who have offices in our building, but they got me instead.  I am sure that they were disappointed.

I stood in our lobby and answered questions for about 15 minutes.  I hoped that my thoughtful remarks about educational research and student performance would make it into the film.  Nope.  The interviewer was not interested in (or knew a lot about) these issues. Rather, he revisited questions about Americans for Prosperity and the Koch brothers a number of times.  I politely directed them to discuss those issues with Dallas Woodhouse.

After I viewed the film, I understood that they were not interested in a fair and balanced debate about the issues.  They simply wanted to demonize the Koch brothers, Americans for Prosperity, and select members of the Wake County school board.

Terry Stoops / Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies

Terry Stoops is the Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies at the John Locke Foundation. Before joining the Locke Foundation, he worked as the progra...

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