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College Board, Maker of the SAT, Gets Cash From Chinese Propaganda Front

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College Board, the organization that develops university entrance exams such as the SAT, is serving as a means by which China’s communist party-funded Confucius Institutes are indoctrinating American students with Chinese propaganda.

As The National Pulse reports, College Board partners with the Communist Party of China (CCP) front group Hanban, also known as Confucius Institutes, in developing curricula, planning conferences, and organizing delegations to China.

In partnership with the CCP-funded Confucius Institutes, College Board offers a “Chinese Guest Teacher Program” for K-12 schools. Every year, this program “serves hundreds of K–12 schools and districts nationwide and reaches tens of thousands of U.S. students.”

The U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary has said that Confucius Institutes are rife with “undisclosed ties to Chinese institutions, and conflicted loyalties.” The FBI and Department of Justice have linked Hanban to intellectual property theft.

Nevertheless, College Board President David Coleman has praised Confucius Institutes, saying “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.”


The Guest Teacher program states that Confucius Institute Teachers “assist in curriculum development,” allowing them to expose American students to propaganda from Red China. Hanban teachers are urged to use textbooks written by a branch of the Chinese Communist Party called the “Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council (OCAO).”

OCAO is part of a committee that the U.S. China Economic and Security Review Commission has said aims to “mobilize” American citizens to “advocate for the interests of the CCP and marginalize its opponents.” The program is financed by Hanban.

College Board also collaborates with Confucius Institutes on an annual Chinese Bridge Delegation to China (a “weeklong program in China to help educators start or strengthen their institution’s Chinese programs and partnerships”) and on the annual National Chinese Language Conference (NCLC).

The National Pulse notes:

In addition to featuring panels such as “Race, Sex, and Gender in the Chinese Language Classroom” and other progressive subjects, the conferences routinely feature CCP members and high-ranking professors and CCP-funded institutions such as Peking University. A panel at the 2020 NCLC, “How to Talk to Young Students About Racism, Protests, and Their Role in Shaping the Future,” for example, “invited Chinese language teachers to engage in a candid conversation addressing race and social injustice within the United States.”

The conference, which has enjoyed participation from former Presidents Jimmy Carter and George H.W. Bush, aims to amplify the reach of Confucius Institutes by “enhancing the capacity for teaching and learning of Chinese language culture by sharing cutting-edge practices and examples with educators and policymakers.”

Many Chinese tutoring centers have taken advantage of College Board’s practice of reusing test materials such as the SAT and Advanced Placement exams, divulging answer keys to students before tests are administered.

Documents reveal that College Board officials were aware that in one year alone, China “compromised” at least four exams. Despite this, the organization “took no steps to restrict testing in China, the SAT’s largest international market by far, even as it tightened security in smaller countries where exams had leaked.”

Through Confucius Institutes, the Chinese government has poured millions of dollars into American colleges, much of it undisclosed. 

Some policy and education experts fear the Confucius Institutes could serve as a way for China’s government to gain control of American campuses while indoctrinating students with a slanted version of history that favors the Chinese Communist Party.

In fact, federal and Senate investigations have found that the Chinese regime itself hires the instructors for the program and forbids them from telling students anything negative about China.

The Trump administration launched an investigation of Harvard and Yale for their foreign funding. The White House maintains that Yale has not reported, at minimum, $375 million in foreign funding after failing to file reports for three years from 2014-2017.

FBI Director Christopher Wray warned that China is involved in a “whole-of-state effort” to replace the United States as the world’s top superpower “by any means necessary.”

Activists supported by College Democrats and College Republicans chapters throughout the country created the Athenai Institute in May to call for the “immediate and permanent closure of all Confucius Institutes in the United States” and a “complete disclosure of university ties to communist China.”

Luis Miguel is a marketer and writer whose journalistic endeavors shed light on the Deep State, the immigration crisis, and the enemies of freedom. Follow his exploits on Facebook, Twitter, Bitchute, and at luisantoniomiguel.com.

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