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

Lecture Me. Really.

In the humanities, there are sound reasons for sticking with the traditional model of the large lecture course combined with small weekly discussion sections..

The Anti-Free-Speech Movement at UCLA

Administrators and student activists at the university are attacking core First Amendment rights in a bid to punish expression that offends them.

A New Product Line

Over the last few years, of course, the degree-granting versions of for-profits have fallen on hard times. But that doesn’t mean the sector is going away; it just means that it’s moving to a new niche.

Small Loans, Big Problem

Almost 90 percent of students who defaulted left college with debt but no degree or certificate, according to the report. And roughly 60 percent of the defaulters were students who earned fewer than 15 college credits.

How schools can stop ‘civil rights’ trampling due process

Accused students in these proceedings are “not talking to someone who has legal privilege,” meaning whatever is said can be subpoenaed later on by police and prosecutors. One police officer even bragged about using these campus hearings in order to circumvent due process in criminal trials.

How Grown-ups Deal With Microaggressions

Microaggressions mark a transition to a third sort of culture: a victim culture, in which people are once again encouraged to take notice of slights.

Trustees Need Training, and They Need to Take Charge of It!

The “prime directive” of public trustees is to pursue the best interests of students and of the public before everything else, including the immediate interests of the institution. Trustees should not simply be boosters who never ask any questions.