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

How ‘Gentle’ Repayment Terms for Student Loans Hurt Everybody

It’s just inevitable – any time the government decides to be generous with taxpayer money, interest groups will start scheming for ways to maximize their take, and politicians will start scheming to get the most political advantage they can from it.

Free Speech Recedes So Everyone Can Feel “Safe and Respected”

Top college administrators have a difficult job. They have to pay lip service to ideals they are supposed to care about, while they do the opposite, acting in ways that conflict with those ideals. One example is academic standards. College presidents always say that they’re devoted to academic excellence, when in fact they often sacrifice […]

Should We Fear Academic Blacklisting?

One of the hottest academic controversies of the year involves the decision by the University of Illinois to “unhire” Professor Steven Salaita.

‘Place’ is no better than ‘race’ for college admission preferences

Intellectuals who believe that they can make society better through social engineering schemes never stop proposing new ideas. For decades, one of their main projects was college admission preferences for students who have certain racial or ethnic backgrounds – groups said to be “underrepresented.” That was supposed to lead to greater social harmony because having […]