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

Mark Cuban Explains the Student Loan Crisis in 90 Seconds

(From IJReview.com):  Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban gave an interview to Inc. Magazine where he predicted the collapse of the student loan bubble. The money quote, as transcribed by Mic: “It’s inevitable at some point there will be a cap on student loan guarantees. And when that happens you’re going to see a repeat of what we saw in the housing […]

Charge: UNC Recruiting Barely-Literate Student-Athletes

(By From PopeCenter.org): “UNC-Chapel Hill’s Embarrassing Problem” By Jenna Ashley Robinson The current question is how many of UNC’s recruited revenue athletes read so poorly that they should be in middle-school, not college. If one whistleblower’s research is correct, UNC-Chapel Hill admitted—and probably recruited—a significant number of students who read far below the college level. READ MORE HERE

New Investigation of Alleged Influence by Politicians on Univ. of Texas Admissions

(From The Texas Tribune): “Admissions Inquiry Takes Center Stage in University of Texas Saga” (Part 1 of a three-part series) By Reeve Hamilton Prompted by a University of Texas System regent’s allegations that lawmakers have undue influence on the admissions process, the University of Texas System reviewed nearly 80 recommendation letters written by lawmakers from […]

Class Warfare and Student Loans

(From AmericanActionForum.org):  By Chad Miller Senator Elizabeth Warren (MA) recently introduced legislation, the Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act (S.2432), to allow borrowers of both federal and privately held student loans to refinance their student loans using taxpayer dollars. Despite its welcome reception by some groups, it’s a flawed bill that raises serious questions about the merits […]

When Education Becomes Propaganda

(From Real Clear Policy): By Thomas K. Lindsay “There are irrefutable and compelling reasons to believe that Bill Ayers and his wife Bernardine Dohrn … are largely responsible for the bombing of Park Police Station.” So wrote the San Francisco Police Association in 2009. The 1970 bombing killed a policeman and wounded eight others. The perpetrators have yet […]

Obama Student-Loan Plan Ignores Rising College Costs

(From Breitbart.com): Student Loans Payments Keyed to 10% of Income By Warner Todd Huston President Obama is unveiling a presidential memorandum that will allow students with loans taken out before 2007 to apply for a cut in loan payments by having them limited to ten percent of their annual income, a plan not unlike a […]

Progressive Professor’s fellowship ‘terminated’ after calling global warming ‘unproved science’

(From ClimateDepot.com): By Marc Morano Dr. Caleb Rossiter was “terminated” via email as an “Associate Fellow” from the progressive group Institute for Policy Studies(IPS), following his May 4th, 2014 Wall Street Journal OpEd titled “Sacrificing Africa for Climate Change,” in which he called man-made global warming an “unproved science.” Rossiter also championed the expansion of carbon based energy […]

Inequality Thrives at Public Universities, Where Execs Live Like Kings

(From Reason.com): By Robby Soave The left loves to cite corporate America when lambasting the greed of the mega-wealthy 1 percent. But what about public universities, where top administrators make millions of dollars while students flounder in debt? To its credit, The Nation recently spotlighted some of the most egregious examples, drawing on a new studyby Andrew Erwin and Marjorie […]

Obama Just Found a Way to Make College Even More Expensive

(From Reason.com): By Shikha Dalmia        The President’s new College Scorecard will jack up federal taxpayer subsidies without improving accountability or reducing the soaring costs of tuition. University presidents are crying a river over the Obama plan to create a federal scorecard to rate colleges. But their tears might be the only good thing […]

White House Student Loan Propaganda Push in Full Swing

(From Reason.com): By Ed Krayewski It’s 2014, so that means after watching a hand-picked issue-specific “regular Joe” at the White House introduce the president because he’s talking about the issue specific to him, you’ll get an e-mail from that person via the White House. Today the issue is student loan debt and in this case the regular Joe […]