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

Texas Looks to Lift College Grading Standards

At the deepest level, grade inflation is a moral issue. Why? Because it deceives students. How? One of the fundamental truths of existence, concurred in by all the world’s major religions and philosophers, is that life is difficult. . . . But grade inflation teaches our students exactly the opposite lesson.

America’s Law School Cartel

Like it or not, law schools face real business challenges. Demand has declined every year since 2010—not just a little but by nearly 40 percent. The same number of law schools have 33,000 fewer prospective customers than they had five years ago.

Marshall Law: Chief Justice John Marshall v. Obamacare

Marshall is “far more restrained … than the caricature drawn by case book editors and law professors,” whose abridged accounts of Marshall’s opinions “depict him as an activist in the cause of federal power.”

Professors Resist Higher Education Innovation

College and university administrators whose institutions exist to educate—share information with students—believe it’s “critical” to use the greatest system for delivering information ever devised by man, but they’re getting resistance from employees who’d rather cling to the old-fashioned way