See Thru Edu is a project of the Texas Public Policy Foundation

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

Disinvitation Season Is Here

Spring is upon us and that can only mean one thing if you’re an observer of higher education—it’s commencement season. Normally, this would be a time of excitement, hope, and anticipation, but not anymore.

Why Are Individual Donations to Universities Declining?

Despite a small increase in overall donations to U.S. colleges and universities, individual gifts have dropped off sharply—by eight and a half percent. What does it mean that individual donations have gone down so much?

College Students Coddled After Trump Presidential Victory

This display of coddling at the college level—including at Yale, an ivy league institution—is a perfect example of how professors and university administrators go to great lengths to ensure that their students put off dealing with the real world as long as possible.

Communism and Education

If you’re wondering what college students are learning these days, go ahead and cross history off the list. A study found that 33 percent of millennials think George W. Bush was responsible for the deaths of more people than Joseph Stalin.

Would More Bureaucracy Help Students Graduate on Time? Probably Not

Students aren’t accessing the advising resources that are already available to them. So what good would another office or initiative do? It’s typical of lawmakers to try to increase efficiency and save on costs by adding another layer of bureaucracy.