One of the President’s First Major Bills Will Likely Be on Career and Technical Education
With the current administration’s efforts to encourage industry-recognized apprenticeships and technical training, the prospects for the expansion of career and technical education nationwide are growing.
At Texas State Technical College, the Job Market Helps Determine What Is Taught
The success of TSTC and TSTC graduates reminds those of us who follow higher education that market-based reforms can be introduced, and succeed, anywhere, not just at for-profit institutions.
How to Catapult Texas Universities to World Stature
Governor Abbott has proposed a bold goal: to put five Texas universities in the top ten universities nationally. Here’s a way he could accomplish this feat with a net cost of zero.
What Campus Protestors Could Learn This Black History Month
In December, 1960, a group of students from Florida A & M University led a sidewalk protest in front of McCrory’s, a Tallahassee department store that only served whites at its lunch counter. The protests were led by a spunky young co-ed named Patricia Stephens.
What Does Growing Emphasis on “Real World Experience” Mean for Liberal Arts Education?
Moving towards a culture where every classroom experience must be matched by an equal or better “real world experience” and where it is forced on students as soon as they step on campus could certainly backfire.
Attractive Alternatives are Leading Students from Traditional Higher Education
While many high achieving students have taken AP courses in high school, allowing them to earn college credits, many of these students are not aware that almost the entirety of a college degree can be completed through these exams.
A Foreign Student’s Take on Relativism in American Society
Imagine my surprise seeing how uninspired and unchallenged the minds of the American youths are to seek truth, question thoughts, build constructive arguments, and appreciate judgments, thanks to the dictatorship of relativism.
A College Student’s Take on Rising College Costs and the Texas Affordable Baccalaureate Program (TABP)
Social life must come second to learning as costs spiral out of sight for most Americans. It is important that students and faculty preserve a focus on education instead of fancy amenities built in order to attract more gifted students.
Top 12 Weirdest Scholarships
It’s no secret that college today is practically unaffordable: tuition has increased 440% over the last 25 years and with student loan debt at a record-breaking high, students are desperately seeking help where they can.
The Death of Free Speech on College Campuses
One of the truly delightful things about college is that it allows earnest young people to try out all sorts of ridiculous ideas without causing much lasting harm. After graduation, most will grow up and learn how to laugh at their prior selves.