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

A Case for Refinancing Federal Student Loans

We have two broad problems to solve. What do we do about existing loans—particularly for those who are stuck in default or delinquency? and, how do we avoid the debt trap in the future?

An Alternative Pathway to Employment

Many students who would be otherwise disinterested in higher education force themselves to attempt college with the hope that it will help them get a foot in the door to a good job. Now, a new company, Strive Talent, is offering some of those reluctant students an alternative path to employment.

A Crisis of Confidence? Or something more fundamental?

Only a third of students believe they will graduate with the skills and knowledge to be successful in the job market (34 percent) and in the workplace (36 percent). Just half (53 percent) believe their major will lead to a good job.