The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has once again been exposed for influencing American institutions — this time for funding numerous private schools across the United States.
China has bought and paid for too much influence in America.
Our tech companies.
Our media conglomerates.
This is a clear national security threat.
— Emerald Robinson ✝️ (@EmeraldRobinson) April 1, 2020
The CCP has already infiltrated numerous aspects of American society — including Hollywood, universities, corporations, real estate, lobbying, politics, and even aspects of the U.S. government.
Meanwhile, the news that the CCP has been funding several private schools in cities across the U.S. is especially startling — considering the fact that many of these schools benefit from Pentagon funding for U.S. Army Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps [JROTC] programs, which are now at risk because of CCP influence.
Reps. Mike Waltz (R-FL) and Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) have introduced a resolution pushing back against CCP funding, which would protect JROTC programs — and future U.S. soldiers — by pulling funding from schools that receive CCP money.
“Firms with direct ties with the CCP are buying up American private schools. It is troublesome that our government has been supporting some of these schools financially. Our legislation would ensure that the Pentagon will no longer provide funding to these schools,” said Waltz, who is the first Green Beret to serve in Congress and still serves as a colonel in the U.S. Army National Guard.
Houlahan, a former United States Air Force officer, also spoke out about the resolution.
“As a former teacher and ROTC cadet, I was greatly disturbed to learn that there were American private schools with ties to the Chinese Communist Party running JROTC programs,” she said. “I’m proud of our JROTC programs and how they shape the next generation, but we must ensure they remain representative of our nation and its values.”
U.S. Army JROTC describes the program as “one of the largest character development and citizenship programs for youth in the world. The National Defense Act of 1916 established organized JROTC programs at public and private educational institutions.”
“In 1964, Congress expanded the program to all military services and changed from active duty to shared support from the services and schools,” they continued, adding that the program “currently operates in more than 1,700 public and private high schools, military institutions, and correctional centers throughout the United States and overseas.”