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

Such a Waste of Time and Money on Campus

I’d like to see more video of students like those who were trying to study in that Dartmouth library. They seem to know what they need to do today, in order to meet their responsibilities tomorrow.

Not Quite a “Catastrophe”

As a sitting, non-profit college president who has lived with the realities of both public and private higher education for more than two decades, I don’t share the belief that the sky is falling.

Where Speech Is Least Free in America

Not only is there scant legal protection for free speech on private campuses, it is under vigorous attack from zealous students (and sometimes administrators) who regard it as their right and duty to assail anyone whose speech “offends” them. Saying or doing almost anything these days can conceivably land a student in trouble. . . .

We Can No Longer Ignore the Higher Education Catastrophe

Even for those who do graduate, employers are not satisfied with what they are getting. As reported in the Chronicle of Higher Education, The Business Roundtable contends that a third of their members are unhappy with the qualifications of college graduates.

Want to prevent protests? Get rid of speech codes

If universities are serious about minimizing protest they’ll scrap the speech codes. But if universities continue to tighten their stranglehold on free speech then don’t expect Missouri to be an anomaly. It’s only the beginning.

Does the market really want trigger warnings from colleges?

Outside of academia, results matter more than feelings. College kids might not get that but our tuition-paying parents sure do. University presidents should listen to the market and drop the obsession with trigger warnings and focus on preparing students for post-college success.