See Thru Edu is a project of the Texas Public Policy Foundation

Thomas K. Lindsay, Ph.D., Editor in Chief and Director, Center for Higher Education, Texas Public Policy Foundation

College Accreditation Needs Real Reform

When faced with whether to continue recognizing a poor-quality college, accreditors face two options: terminate it and face a potential lawsuit, or do nothing and face little accountability. Is it any surprise that so many accreditors opt for the latter?

Barriers to Transfer

Community college students often blame themselves for the barriers they face in seeking to transfer. Students not only lose time and money as they attempt to navigate broken systems, they also lose hope in their ability to make a better life through education.

This Chart Tells a Fascinating Story About Higher Education

So much has changed in a generation: who attends college, how they learn, and what their lives are like outside of the classroom. A chart produced by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation captures the complexity of the higher education landscape and why there can be no one-size-fits-all approach.

The Missing Piece in the Debate Over College Costs

Hundreds of colleges are offering programs that simply aren’t worth the expense. And while it’s difficult for families to figure out which schools are a good deal, a new report suggests the reality is: depressingly few.

Yes, You Have to Read It Anyway.

The canon of English literature is sexist. It is racist. It is colonialist, ableist, transphobic, and totally gross. You must read it anyway.