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

RACE SEGREGATION AT HAMILTON COLLEGE –PART 2

Events over the last 72 hours prove the following maxim: University corruption, like Count Dracula, flees before the sunlight of transparency.   Shortly after SeeThruEdu.com, along with other reform organizations, publicized Hamilton College’s race-segregated meetings, the College capitulated. Saturday afternoon, SeeThruEdu.com published “Race-Based Segregation at Hamilton College.”  Sunday night, as reported in Legalinsurrection.com, Hamilton backed […]

A Conservative Road Map to a Better Academy

  (From RealClearPolicy.com): By Thomas K. Lindsay A Marxist historian told me sharply some 30 years ago: “The left’s decisive advantage is this: We will ‘waste’ money on projects for years, decades, in order to raise public consciousness, whereas quintessential Americanism lives and dies tethered to its god of the quarterly profit. Viewing education as […]

RICK PERRY VETOES BILL THAT WOULD HAVE STYMIED HIGHER-ED REFORM

Perry’s SB 15 veto saved legislators from themselves on university governance  By Thomas K. Lindsay Special to the Star-Telegram Texas higher-education policy is always an arena of discussion and debate, but last week brought a new twist to that milieu with reports of a legislative attempt to impeach University of Texas Regent Wallace Hall. One […]

DEPRESSING NEWS ABOUT ED SCHOOLS

(From RealClearPolicy): Depressing News About Ed Schools By Thomas K. Lindsay Discussions of how to address poor student learning at the college level often end with fingers pointed, not at higher education, but at the K-12 sector: Universities, the story goes, can do only so much with students coming in with poor K-12 educations. But […]

A SMALL COLLEGE’S BIG LESSONS FOR SURVIVING THE HIGHER-ED MELTDOWN

(From RealClearPolicy): How To Survive the Higher-Ed Meltdown By Thomas K. Lindsay Higher education is reeling. A recent study demonstrates that a third of colleges and universities are now financially unstable through overbuilding, over-borrowing, and over-diversifying. But the good news is there are schools not only surviving but prospering in these harsh times. This good […]

DEPT OF ED: “CENSORSHIP? –WHAT CENSORSHIP?”

(From CampusReform.org): Feds Deny Plan to Implement Mandatory Speech Codes Would Violate Constitution By Spencer Schredder Plans to impose a mandatory 47-page speech code on campuses across the country would not violate students’ First Amendment rights, officials at the Department of Education’s (DOE) Office of Civil Rights (OCR) argued in private email last Wednesday. In […]

WHEN REGENTS ARE MOST NEEDED, TEXAS TRIES TO HANDCUFF THEM

(Transcript of testimony by the Texas Public Policy Foundation before the Higher Education committee of the Texas House): To: Representative Dan Branch, Chair, House Higher Education Committee From: Thomas K. Lindsay, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Higher Education at the Texas Public Policy Foundation Date: 24 April 2013 Re: My testimony against SB 15 […]

TEXAS BATTLE TO ENHANCE COLLEGE AMERICAN HISTORY COURSES

(Transcript of testimony by the Texas Public Policy Foundation before the Higher Education committee of the Texas House): To: Rep. Dan Branch, Chair, House Higher Education Committee From: Thomas K. Lindsay, Ph.D., Director, Center for Higher Education, Texas Public Policy Foundation Date: 17 April 2013 Re: Testimony in support of HB 1938 I am here […]

THE CANCER OF COLLEGE GRADE INFLATION

(From National Review, print edition, April 22, 2013, Issue) HIGHER EDUCATION REVALUEDTexas considers a proposal to reverse grade inflation By Thomas K. Lindsay Grade inflation is real, rampant, and ravaging a university near you. It would be a scandal if more people knew about it. A bill filed in March in the Texas legislature looks […]

UNIVERSITY-ASSISTED SUICIDE

(From Real Clear Policy) University-Asssisted Suicide By Thomas K. Lindsay A crusade by humanities professors against Florida governor Rick Scott may be, contrary to their intentions, another sign of the suicide of American education. Scott has proposed lowering tuition rates for students majoring in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) subjects in order to bolster […]