Toolkit: Critical Care

Rachelle Peterson

On Wednesday, we released Critical Care, a plan to guide the federal response to the unprecedented disruptions facing higher education in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Our guidelines put students first, support students in need, refocus colleges and universities on rigorous classroom instruction, and prioritize intellectual freedom and intellectual diversity on campus.

Join us today at 3:30 PM for a conference call with NAS President Peter Wood and Director of Research David Randall, the primary authors of Critical Care. We’ll discuss the principles that should guide any federal support for higher education—and share some ways that NAS members can use the toolkit below to advocate for good policy.

  1. Join our conference call.
    What: Critical Care
    When: Friday, May 1, 3:30-4:30 PM Eastern
    Where: Call into 855-369-0450 and use the conference code 61-811-724 #.

To RSVP and receive follow-up resources after the call, please register here.

  1. Sign our open letter to President Trump.

We urge the President to tie bailout funds to reforms that address long-standing problems in American higher education.
Read our open letter and sign here >

  1. Send a letter to your members of Congress.

    Urge Congress that it must not issue colleges and universities a blank check.

Find your members of Congress >
Download our template letter >

  1. Call your members of Congress.

    Congress should condition any support on basic reforms.
     

Find your members of Congress >
Download our template phone script >

  1. Join the National Association of Scholars.

Stand with us as we fight for intellectual freedom.

Join NAS today >


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