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

Course Evaluations Are Useless, At Best

If university faculty does not read course evaluations, then students are continuously putting time and energy into a bold-faced lie. If university faculty does read course evaluations, then good professors—the taskmasters who refuse to inflate grades and who push their students to achieve success—suffer.

Social Justice Warriors Ruin Halloween

Fun. It’s something the Left despises. With the über-fun holiday of Halloween just around the corner, what better way to ruin it than with university campaigns dedicated to “offensive costumes” and student temper tantrums over “cultural appropriation?”

Freedom of “Expression” Is a Lie

Clearly, many college students lack a fundamental understanding of the First Amendment. Their confusion might stem from a conflation of the terms “speech” and “expression.”

1984 in 2017

The video “1984 in 2017″ shows how the language used on college campuses is beginning to resemble the Newspeak of George Orwell’s 1984.

Give Me the ‘A’ and No One Gets Hurt

A high grade was once a rare thing, something after which many sought but few earned. Now the tables have drastically turned, with A’s representing 45 percent of all letter grades given in universities.

At UC Berkeley, Freedom of Speech Is a Security Risk

University of California, Berkley, once the home of the free speech movement, is now the home of censorship and suppression of diverse ideas. Its most recent tactic? Using “campus safety” as a smokescreen to hinder conservative thought from penetrating the university’s bubble.