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The Reagan Administration has been much criticized for its selection of new names and faces to review funding proposals submitted to the National Institute of Education (NIE), other units of the Education Department, and such agencies as the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). It is said that the Administration is "politicizing" the peer-review process, that it is choosing evaluators who are not "expert" in the fields covered by the proposals, and that in some cases it is recruiting reviewers who are activists rather than scholars.
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