Cassidy launches investigation into Chinese-owned tutoring service with DOD contract

EXCLUSIVE — Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) has launched an investigation into a Chinese-owned tutoring service that has contracts with schools across the United States and the Pentagon., which is owned by the Chinese investment firm Primavera Capital Group, provides services to the Department of Defense and has contracts with local school districts and libraries in at least 25 U.S. states. PCG also has ownership stakes in TikTok and its developer, ByteDance.

The service’s Chinese ownership raises further questions about foreign interference in the U.S. education system and the threat posed to “students’ online safety and privacy,” Cassidy argued in a letter obtained exclusively by the Washington Examiner.

In the letter, addressed to the Princeton Review and CEO Joshua Hyoung-Jun Park, Cassidy also raised concerns about’s privacy policy, which states it collects user
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