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

The Movement for “Free” College Seems Doomed, If Not Already Dead

Dead, dead, dead seems the idea of federal subsidized tuition: which frees colleges and universities – and the states that operate them – to devise remedies of their own, away from the helpful stare of the federal education establishment. Things might have turned out worse.

Free Speech vs Campus Orthodoxy

The troubling point here isn’t what UT has decided about guns or admissions policy. The troubling point is the university’s selective disdain for positions offensive to its idea-czars, never mind those free speech rights we once hailed as quintessentially American.

The Destructive Myth that “All Should Go to College”

   While the world (or, anyway, a vacationing American populace) was gaga over Starbucks’ offer to subsidize college tuition for employees, over at Forbes magazine, writer Joseph Thorndike  was calling for the abolition of tax breaks for college.     Because he hates college students?  Au contraire.  Thorndike reinforces criticism of the Big Government doctrine that the […]

When Higher Ed Shuts the Door on Taxpayers’ Right to Know

Regent Wallace Hall, bête noire of the University of Texas establishment, asks too many cotton-picking questions? How about regents who don’t answer questions at all – or acknowledge there might be questions to answer – or for that matter talk in public about anything but football?  The Columbia Journalism Review scores the “increasingly closed-door culture” […]

New Assassin of Freedom–“Trigger Warnings”

Gee, let’s not upset college students by, y’know, making them listen to speakers with diverse viewpoints or – reports the New York Times – failing to provide them “trigger warnings” as to stuff they’re about to see or read. On the scare list at Oberlin College:  “racism, classism, sexism, heterosexism, cissexism, ableism, and other issues […]