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

It’s Never Easy, but Colleges Must Dig Deep to Survive

Some years ago, while I was teaching business courses at a small liberal arts college after a thirty year career in a corporate environment, the interim president of the college asked me how I thought the college could attract more students to its Business and Economics major.

“Whassamatter?”

Here’s the good thing about bad times. They make you, often enough, stop dead, saying, “Whassamatter?” And, equally to the point, “What can we do actually to make things better?”

Do You Have to Be Educated in Social Justice to Help Needy People?

We probably do need social workers in hospitals, schools, colleges, municipalities, and family social service organizations. But why must they be SJW types, imbued with leftist theory on the supposed need for government intervention to alleviate the problems of our society?

The Pseudo-Science of Micro-Aggression

In the absence of clear and distinct criteria for discriminating a micro-aggression from the ordinary slips and indecencies of modern life, all we are left with to gauge the event of a micro-aggression is the psychic condition of the one who has been micro-aggressed.

Why Are College Degrees Falling in Value?

After decades of steady increase, the numbers of young Americans who enroll in some postsecondary educational program has started to fall. Many schools are desperate to keep their numbers up, but keep falling short. The reason for this change is that the perceived value of college is declining.