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

The Higher Education Establishment is Worried

If sales start to drop and consumer research shows that the public is losing confidence in a product or brand, businesses worry. The same is true for our higher education establishment.

Listening in Order to Learn–What a Thought!

“The more different we get, the harder it becomes to engage in conversation because at some point, if you now get with those people and try and talk with them, you don’t even understand what they’re talking about because they see the world in a very different way.” – Art Markman

The Stony Brook Problem

No administrator is going to close programs to which undergraduates flock every semester. Popularity counts in the competitive market of departments.

American Higher Education: An Autopsy

Throughout American history, our colleges and universities have enjoyed a respect, even a reverence, from the American people. And for good reason: A college degree has long been seen as the ticket to the American Dream—as the merit-based path onward and upward. No more.