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

Bravo to the University of Chicago

On many university campuses, freedom from speech is more important than freedom of speech. But not everywhere. The University of Chicago is bravely refusing to follow this destructive path.

Free tuition for college students is fatally flawed

At Lone Star College, we do the best that we can with our limited resources to help as many students financially as possible. Take a look at how Texas community colleges already provide our students with affordable education.

Can we (ever) take a joke? (Part 1)

“When they start coming for the comedians, everyone else needs to sweat,” says a voiceover during the trailer for the documentary Can We Take a Joke? “When they start coming for the comedians, everyone else needs to sweat,” says a voiceover during the trailer for the documentary Can We Take a Joke?

American Opinion on the Achievement Gap

A new study in Education Researcher provides a valuable contribution to our knowledge of how the American public—not the education professionals—explains the persistent test-score gap.

The “Crisis” That Isn’t: Student Debt

A crisis is one of the best opportunities because worried people are apt to fall for weak arguments and let the politicians have their way. Now, to work this way, the crisis doesn’t even have to be real. Here’s an example: the supposed student loan crisis.

Time for a New Governance Strategy for Texas Higher Ed

Every effort in my memory to bring coherence to Texas higher education governance, which dates to the proposal over 30 years ago by a commission appointed to design either a functional or a geographic approach to higher education in Texas, has failed because of parochial politics.

How Students Spend Their Time

College students love to complain about how busy and overwrought they are with classes and studying. Come mid-terms and finals there is no end to the caffeinated drinks and cramming. But just how much time are college students really spending on their education?