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

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.

Without Unionization, University of Memphis Gives Adjuncts Large Pay Increase

Arbitrarily raising the compensation for adjuncts to a “living wage” level not only imposes unnecessary costs on other parties, but interferes with the market’s implicit message to prospective professors: “This field is full, so if you want a prosperous career, you’d better look elsewhere.”

How PIRG Scams Student Fees for Political Action

In a fair world, PIRGs would have to seek donations from students and others who want to contribute to it. We don’t, however, have a fair world, and these activist groups have taken full advantage to make off with a lot of money from students who were never asked.