EXCLUSIVE: US College Entrance Exam Board Gets Chinese Communist Party Cash to Push Propaganda

College Board, the organization which oversees college entrance exams in the United States, is helping to embed Chinese Communist Party-funded Confucius Institutes in American high schools, granting the Chinese government the ability to dictate what is taught in classrooms, The National Pulse can reveal. The organization, which has existed for over 120 years, has partnered with Chinese Communist Party (CCP) groups, including the notorious propaganda front known as Hanban, or Confucius Institutes, on conferences, delegations to China, and curricula decisions. The National Pulse can today reveal that College Board, which receives hundreds of millions of dollars from the U.S. Department

Why Is the College Board Politicizing AP History Classes?

This article was originally posted at The Federalist and co-authored by Emmett McGroarty, a senior fellow at the American Principles Project. History repeats itself. The College Board, which controls much of the curriculum in American high schools through Advanced Placement (AP) courses that can earn college credit, continues its game of leaning as far left as it can before criticism from scholars and parents pulls it back from the brink. In our last episode, the College Board responded to the uproar over its leftist revised AP U.S. History (APUSH) framework by issuing a new framework that incorporated some of the critiques but

College Board Continues Assault on History Curriculum

The National Association of Scholars (NAS), which has done valuable work on the College Board’s attempt to impose a leftist national U.S. history curriculum through its Advanced Placement (AP) U.S. History course (APUSH), has kept its eye on the ball. NAS just released a new report on another new AP course – this time AP European History (APEH). If we thought the College Board had repented of its leftist sins and returned to traditional, unbiased history instruction, we should have known better. The College Board issued its highly revisionist APUSH framework in 2014. That framework presented American history as a dark, depressing

New York Times: “Taking the Politics Out of American History…”

The New York Times ran a great piece today chronicling the grassroots movement against the new, politically slanted A.P U.S. History framework and cited the involvement of the American Principles Project and The Pulse 2016 contributor Jane Robbins from the very beginning of the fight. The NYT‘s Cecilia Capuzzi Simon wrote: Larry Krieger, a retired A.P. teacher in U.S. history and now an exam coach and textbook author (many on how to ace A.P. exams), led the charge against the 2014 framework with a single-spaced 18-page critique. “It was poorly written, poorly organized and poorly balanced,” Mr. Krieger says. Jane Robbins, a senior fellow at

Time to End the College Board’s Monopoly

This piece was co-authored with APIA senior fellow Jane Robbins in The Daily Caller: When teachers and scholars began to speak out against its 2014 Advanced Placement U. S. History (APUSH) Framework, the College Board initially dismissed the critics as extremists unworthy of attention. The response changed somewhat when the Texas State Board of Education challenged the curriculum’s leftist tenor. Texas’s status as a major supplier of lucrative AP students prompted the College Board to move into Phase Two of its defense, hiring high-powered lobbying firms to persuade critics that the Framework didn’t say what it said. Phase Three – agreeing

The Giant Common Core Cover-Up

From Breitbart: Within the last two weeks both houses of Congress passed legislation that will effectively cement the Common Core national standards, or something very similar, in state school systems (politicians’ claims to the contrary are unfortunately mistaken). In light of clear evidence that Common Core is substandard, the creators and proponents are busily rearranging the educational furniture to hide the evidence. The central problem for the proponents is that students trained (not educated) under the minimal, non-academic, workforce-development Common Core standards will not perform as well on legitimate tests as did their predecessors. Under the new direction of Common Core

Robert George Joins 55 Scholars in Denouncing New AP U.S. History Framework

Princeton University professor and APIA founder Robert George was among 55 scholar signatories on a letter released Tuesday expressing strong opposition to the College Board’s new AP U.S. History framework.  Addressing an issue first brought to the public’s attention last year by the American Principles Project and retired APUSH teacher Larry Krieger, the letter decried the framework’s imposition of “an arid, fragmentary, and misleading account of American history” on APUSH students nationwide. Among the criticisms leveled by the scholars was the observation that the new framework replaces the earlier less detailed, content-centered outline with a lengthy politically and ideologically biased document which “promotes