Wednesday, June 20, 2012
The Downside of Signing an Agreement With Communist China's Confucius Institute--You Must Agree to Toe Communist China's Line
Not too long ago the Toronto District School Board announced with much enthusiasm that it had signed an agreement with the Confucius Institute, the Communist Chinese educational arm. At the time I seemed to be a lone voice questioning, ironically enough, the wisdom of the move. I pointed out that perhaps it wasn't the best idea because of the Communist baggage that would likely come along with the language lessons and cultural celebration. Turns out that, as per this expose in today's Globe and Mail (which, go figure, doesn't mention the TDSB deal), I was 100% right.