Community Colleges Are Not the Minor Leagues Anymore
It’s time to reverse the current policies that result in providing the lowest levels of taxpayer support to institutions that enroll the highest percentage of low-income, nontraditional and minority students.
In an age of student protests, how about student stories on what’s good about college?
In an age when college kids are booing, shouting, rejecting, destroying, how about a change of scene to where young adults appreciate what they have?
Is Intellectual Diversity Virtually Dead on College Campuses?
What do we do about intolerant, disruptive, violent political protests on campus, an ever growing phenomenon?
What’s Happening to Intellectual Diversity This Commencement Season
The cancellation of Senator John Cornyn’s commencement address at Texas Southern University has dealt the latest blow to intellectual diversity this commencement season.
Are “hate” and “racist’’ speech protected by the Constitution?
No one should endorse or accept racist or hate speech, even if protected by the First Amendment. But these days the undefined terms “racist” and “hate speech” are being tossed around loosely against ideas that critics just don’t like.
“Collision of Adverse Opinions” Is a Healthy Thing
At Lone Star College, we take the First Amendment seriously. There are no restrictive speech codes, no “safe spaces,” no prohibition of “micro-aggressions,” no mandated “trigger warnings,” and no refusals to let certain speakers speak on campus.
What a “sanctuary campus” is and what it is not
We are now witnessing a large and increasing number of colleges and universities declaring their campuses to be sanctuary campuses. What is a sanctuary campus?
How will GOP control of the House, Senate, and presidency affect Lone Star College?
Speaking only for myself as a trustee at the Lone Star College System, it’s not too early to predict some changes.
Title IX sexual assault policies need revision
Title IX sexual assault provisions addressing protections for the accused are seriously flawed and must be revised.
Is the Transgender Bathroom Directive Constitutional?
Education has traditionally been something done at the local level, controlled by those within the community it served. This federal directive usurps the local community’s ability to self-govern and upends the tradition of localized education.