The College Board, makers of the SAT college “readiness exam” that high schoolers across the country take and supporters of the Common Core standards that so many Americans and American school districts dislike on the merits, now wants to bring PRC “teachings” to our children’s classrooms—in 20 school districts across the US, so far.
The tool for this intrusion is the College Board’s partnership with Confucius Institutes, an agency under the control of the People’s Republic of China government and which will act as College Board’s “partner” in this venture.
The College Board carefully ignores that connection with the PRC government. The College Board also carefully ignores the fact that
Hanban—the Chinese state agency that supervises, funds, and provides staff to Confucius Institutes—may bully teachers or censor lessons within American classrooms.
The College Board also chooses to leave unmentioned the Confucius Institutes’ “seven taboos,” or unmentionables, little things like:
freedom of speech, universal values, judicial independence, and the mistakes of the Communist Party.
However, the President of the College Board, David Coleman, does say this, loudly, and often:
Hanban is just like the sun. It lights the path to develop Chinese teaching in the US. The College Board is the moon. I am so honored to reflect the light that we’ve gotten from Hanban.
Coleman says pretty much all there is to say on the matter, even if he doesn’t realize that.
It’s time our local communities take back control over their/our American education.