Sunday, September 13, 2020

“The College Board has sponsored Confucius Institutes at K-12 schools, served as a recruiter for Chinese government programs, and helped the Chinese Communist Party design and gain control over American teacher training programs.”

The College Board was founded in 1899 and develops and administers standardized tests as well as curricula for American education institutions. The Board is probably best known for the SAT and Advanced Placement Tests. The NAS report found that the Board worked closely with Hanban, the Chinese government agency that oversees Confucius Institutes, which have been targeted by the Trump administration as a threat to America. In February, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said during a speech at the National Governors Association winter meeting that universities across the country were shutting down their Confucius Institute programs after independent reviews.