Confucius Institutes and Public Schools

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UCLA and LA Unified have both established Confucius Institutes—programs in Chinese culture and language they get for free. There are 350 Confucius Institutes on campuses all over the world. Stanford University has one. So does the London School of Economics. But the University of Pennsylvania said, thanks, but no thanks. The catch is that they’re funded entirely by the Chinese government, which also controls what they teach.



Warren Olney