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Chairman Bean to Hold Hearing on the CCP’s Influence in K-12 Education — Tomorrow at 10:15 AM

WASHINGTON, D.C., September 18, 2023
Tomorrow, September 19, at 10:15 a.m., the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education, chaired by Rep. Aaron Bean (R-FL), will hold a hearing titled Academic Freedom Under Attack: Loosening the CCP's Grip on America's Classrooms.
“From pushing propaganda and conducting espionage to undermining American education and indoctrinating students, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is waging a new era of war in our classrooms. A shocking report from Parents Defending Education revealed that 143 K-12 schools across the country—in 34 states—have been compromised by the CCP,” said Chairman Bean. “This hearing will assist in informing the Committee’s efforts to keep our adversaries at bay and protect our students, schools, and curriculum.”
Subcommittee hearing titled “Academic Freedom Under Attack: Loosening the CCP’s Grip on America’s Classrooms”
10:15 a.m. on Tuesday, September 19, 2023
2175 Rayburn House Office Building

  • Mr. Michael Gonzalez, Senior Fellow, Heritage Foundation
  • Ms. Gisela Perez Kusakawa (J.D.), Executive Director, Asian American Scholar Forum (AASF)
  • Mrs. Nicole Neily, President, Parents Defending Education (PDE)
  • Mr. Ryan Walters, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Oklahoma State Department of Education
The hearing is open to the press and will be live-streamed on the Committee's YouTube page.
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