Rachelle Peterson

Director of Research Projects, National Association of Scholars. Rachelle Peterson can be reached at peterson@nas.org.

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How Higher Education Incubated the Eco-Socialism of the Green New Deal

Feb 20, 2019 by Rachelle Peterson |

Sustainability is an ideology in which protecting the environment also concerns protecting society from dangers of any kind. But at what cost?

Senate Republicans’ Higher Ed Agenda Leaves Much to be Desired

Feb 13, 2019 by Rachelle Peterson |

The Senate’s outgoing education chairman is focusing on reforms that are worthwhile but paltry compared to the problems of politicization and trivialization in higher education.

Activist in Residence

Dec 06, 2018 by Rachelle Peterson |

Naomi Klein’s addition to Rutgers’ faculty roster appears to be a further step in aligning the public, taxpayer-supported institution with hard-left partisanship.

Work on Federal Student Aid Reform and Free Speech

Dec 05, 2018 by Rachelle Peterson |

Congress should reform student aid and protect intellectual freedom. 

Opposing Communist Chinese Spies Isn’t Racist

Dec 04, 2018 by Rachelle Peterson |

Is it racist to protect American colleges from foreign meddling? 

Low Expectations: A Toolkit for the Aim Higher Act

Sep 28, 2018 by Rachelle Peterson |

A citizen's toolkit to the Aim Higher Act. 

Helping Higher Education Prosper

Sep 03, 2018 by Rachelle Peterson |

The Higher Education Act is in need of reform. What will replace it, and what can you do to help?

Divesting Freedom: The Fossil Fuel Divestment’s Campaign Against Civic Debate

Aug 16, 2018 by Rachelle Peterson |

NAS Policy Director Rachelle Peterson spoke in New Orleans, LA on the future of divestment.

NAS State Affiliates Support the PROSPER Act

Jul 30, 2018 by Rachelle Peterson |

NAS state affiliates write in on the PROSPER Act.

Invitation: Inside the PROSPER Act

Jun 18, 2018 by Rachelle Peterson |

Join our conference call on Friday, June 22, to learn about the Higher Education Act reauthorization.

Congress, Pass the PROSPER Act for Federal Student Aid Reform

May 24, 2018 by Rachelle Peterson |

The PROSPER Act represents the best chance for higher education reform in decades.

How China’s regime is meddling in American higher education

May 07, 2018 by Frank Wolf, Rachelle Peterson |

More information about how China uses Confucius Institutes to spread the regime's whitewashed version of its history and policies.

Hanban Triage: A DC Panel Tries to Save Confucius Institutes

May 04, 2018 by Rachelle Peterson |

A thorough analysis of the recent Confucius Institute event held in Washington, D.C.

How Many Confucius Institutes Are in the United States?

Apr 09, 2018 by Rachelle Peterson |

Download an updated PDF that lists all of the Confucius Institutes in the United States, along with information on who to contact if you have concerns.

Countering Confucius Institutes: A Toolkit for Concerned Citizens

Apr 04, 2018 by Rachelle Peterson |

Introducing the first NAS Confucius Institutes toolkit that provides resources and ideas to address these Chinese government-funded centers.

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