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

Thomas Sowell Indicts Our Higher Ed System

If college education leads graduates to support bad public policy, does the resulting harm to our country outweigh the good? That is just how the great economist Thomas Sowell sees it.

How Could It Be Illegal to Offer Free Online Courses?

Some people are deaf, therefore, if a course lacks captions so that spoken material can be read, it violates the ADA. Same if a video doesn’t have enough color contrast, since some people suffer from color blindness.

The “Crisis” That Isn’t: Student Debt

A crisis is one of the best opportunities because worried people are apt to fall for weak arguments and let the politicians have their way. Now, to work this way, the crisis doesn’t even have to be real. Here’s an example: the supposed student loan crisis.

Most Americans Dislike Racial Preferences in College Admissions

Not long after the Fisher decision was released, Gallup published an interesting poll on the subject of racial preferences. The remarkable thing about the poll was that it showed widespread opposition to allowing colleges to base admissions decisions on race.