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

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.

Free tuition for college students is fatally flawed

At Lone Star College, we do the best that we can with our limited resources to help as many students financially as possible. Take a look at how Texas community colleges already provide our students with affordable education.

Trustees raise questions about the proposed transgender policy

Budgets reflect choices and those choices should reflect the values and will of the community. If budgets have to be redirected to force compliance with directives issued from a far off politician instead, the community’s voice is lost.

Letter to My Daughter upon Starting College

Most of your professors, Elizabeth, will be excellent and you will gain a priceless education from attending college. But a few of your professors will be militant, intolerant disasters, yet they will be ostensibly intelligent and far more articulate than you. So what should you do?

A modest proposal to bar offensive speech from campus

Campuses would therefore have been right not to permit Thomas Paine, Alexander Hamilton, Martin Luther, George McClellan, Abraham Lincoln, a certain heckler, and Mark Twain to speak on campus. Note their awful, offensive language.

How to achieve student success for low-income students

Compared to four-year schools, community colleges have reduced student costs prodigiously in the precious effort to enable low-income students to get both an education and a job. These colleges are doing more than their fair share. The Legislature should pay more deference to them.

Texas Legislature is imposing unfunded mandates on community colleges

Compared to four-year schools, community colleges have reduced student costs prodigiously in the precious effort to enable low-income students to get both an education and a job. These colleges do not deserve the financial hurdles of state unfunded mandates.