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

Would More Bureaucracy Help Students Graduate on Time? Probably Not

Students aren’t accessing the advising resources that are already available to them. So what good would another office or initiative do? It’s typical of lawmakers to try to increase efficiency and save on costs by adding another layer of bureaucracy.

How Could It Be Illegal to Offer Free Online Courses?

Some people are deaf, therefore, if a course lacks captions so that spoken material can be read, it violates the ADA. Same if a video doesn’t have enough color contrast, since some people suffer from color blindness.

The Fear That Binds Us

America’s college campuses are brimming with differences in cultures, races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, and moral viewpoints. Even among this diversity, there is one thing that unites every student and professor: Fear.

Competition, Results, and Personal Safety

Everybody wants to be safe. Nobody likes nonstop insecurity. But selective schools, always in search of excellence, can’t remain selective and excellent without competition. The meritocracy must continue—and so will anxiety.

Is the Transgender Bathroom Directive Constitutional?

Education has traditionally been something done at the local level, controlled by those within the community it served. This federal directive usurps the local community’s ability to self-govern and upends the tradition of localized education.