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

Free Speech Antidote in California

Multiple incidents have threatened free speech—and student safety—on California’s college campuses this year, so taxpayers and lawmakers should welcome the proposal from Assemblywoman Melissa A. Melendez (R-Lake Elsinore) to protect students and the free expression of ideas.

Protecting Innocent Students When Protests Turn Violent

College students should be able to trust that school officials protect students’ physical safety on campus. Yet some at postsecondary institutions equate protecting students’ physical welfare with stifling free expression.

Bias Response Teams Narrow the Range of Thought on Campus

Bias Response Teams are reminiscent of dystopian novels like 1984. The “whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought,” as George Orwell wrote. We are witnessing the same narrowing of thought on college campuses today.

Answering union critics on education savings accounts

With an [education savings] account, the state deposits a child’s funds from the state education formula into a private bank account that Melanie and Wade can use to buy educational products and services for their children. Texas lawmakers are considering making these accounts available to state families.