Rachelle Peterson

Director of Policy, National Association of Scholars. Rachelle Peterson can be reached at [email protected]

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Corrupting the University - August 31, 2020

Corrupting the College Board

Rachelle Peterson

In exchange for generous Chinese government funding, the College Board has given China strategic access to American K-12 education. Since at least 2003, the College Board has sponsored Confucius Insti......

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Corrupting the University - April 6, 2017

Outsourced to China

Rachelle Peterson

Since 2004, the Chinese government has planted Confucius Institutes that offer Chinese language and culture courses at colleges and universities around the world—including more than 100 in the U......

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October 10, 2015

Inside Divestment

Peter Wood and Rachelle Peterson

The fossil fuel divestment movement, now on more than 1,000 American college campuses, aims at capturing a generation of college students as lifelong climate activists. This report is the first compre......

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Ideology on Campus - March 21, 2015

Sustainability

Peter Wood and Rachelle Peterson

To many, sustainability is just a new name for environmentalism. But the word has come to mean something much larger: an ideology that demands new limits on economic, political, and intellectual freed......

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May 31, 2019

The Confucius Institutes

Rachelle Peterson

Confucius Institutes—which present themselves as exemplars of cultural exchange with the U.S., but in reality allow China to monitor American professors, pressure universities, and seek out oppo......

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March 31, 2021

China's Confucius Institutes Might Be Closing, But They Succeeded

Rachelle Peterson

The United States is headed toward a post-Confucius Institute world. The CCP knows that and is prepared. Meanwhile, Chinese government influence is appearing under new guises.

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October 30, 2020

Senators Question the College Board About Ties to China

Rachelle Peterson

Seven U.S. senators, led by Marsha Blackburn, have mailed a letter to College Board CEO David Coleman, asking him to explain his organization’s close ties to the Chinese Communist Party.

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August 24, 2020

An Important Step in the Fight to Ban Chinese Confucius Institutes

Rachelle Peterson

Alabama state representative Tommy Hanes has unveiled a draft proposal to ban Confucius Institutes outright, a model we encourage legislators in the rest of the U.S. to follow.

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