So why do conservatives and particularly, Koch Industries demonize public school teachers and their unions? It is simply because their goal is to privatize and change the education system in America to reflect their twisted free-market philosophy. At Koch Industries’ semi-annual policy meetings, one of the subjects they discuss and strategize are how to shape the education system in America to meet their requirements. It is the main reason that conservatives want a school voucher system for education. Private schools, religious schools, and home-schools can ignore state mandated curriculum and pay teachers minimum wages while teaching that the Earth is only 6,000 years old and the climate is controlled by god. If conservatives can convince more people that climate science is invalid, it will be much more difficult to pass environmental regulations that the energy industry is opposed to.