A high-ranking Chinese education official toured
Cedarlane Academy on Thursday to check out the school’s Confucius
Classroom, a controversial program that provides curriculum paid for by
the Chinese government, but no one at the school knew who he was.
The official, who arrived more than an hour after expected, saw a
performance from the kindergarten-through-eighth-grade school’s
The Wilson High School band, which was bused into
the school, also put on a short show, playing several pop hits for the
official and a few other Chinese government figures who tagged along.
The official then took a short tour of the school’s Confucius Classroom.