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

The Fall of Big State U

In the heyday of the flagship universities in the 1950s and 1960s, state governments spent the bulk of their funds on just a few functions—primarily transportation, public safety and corrections, and higher education. That is no longer the case.

Show, Not Tell

Other graduate schools don’t have the resources to try this kind of education, meaning the new program will serve as both an alternative option for those dedicated to becoming reputable teachers and a pool of research on effective teacher training methods.

How Information Will Drive College Transformation

Information asymmetry is beginning to erode in the world of higher education. That means the market will do better in weeding out institutions that cannot show measurable value and make it easier for new forms of competition to enter the picture.

Conference to Address the Attack on the Study of Western Civilization

“The very term ‘Western civilization’” notes the great American social critic Christopher Lasch in a Harper’s essay from November 1994, “now calls to mind an organized system of domination designed . . . to keep the victims of patriarchal oppression – women, children, homosexuals, people of color – in a permanent state of subjugation.”