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

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 […]

THE UNIVERSITY UTOPIA

In Robert Tracinki’s piece on RealClearPolitics.com, the logical implications of the debasement of the humanities and liberal arts by moral and cultural relativism becomes painfully clear: Tracinski counsels that helping students to get out of college sooner will not only save them money but also hasten genuine education.  It has come to this.                                                             The […]

Part 14 of “Forgive us our debts? – Not a chance”

Editor’s Note:  Today we are running the fourteenth segment of the 15-part series on college-student-loan debt.  (Thank you to onlinecolleges.net for putting this together.) Debt collectors are the subject of thousands of complaints every year. Debt collectors are the subject of more complaints to the FTC than any other industry. Recently, three agencies working with […]

THIS WEEK’S SIGN OF THE HIGHER-ED APOCALYPSE

Legislative greed and misology are on display in Tennessee.  Due to manifest ignorance of what is cutting-edge in higher education, state legislators have denied funding for a university event that includes presentations on matters of the highest intellectual import, among them, sexual bondage expertise; scavenger hunts for Golden Condoms; and presentations on oral sex. What […]