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

Connecting Loans to College Preparedness

Absent the current, de facto federal lending monopoly, private lenders and students would have strong incentives to work together – both would stand to profit from a partnership. Having government supply aid, in contrast, largely invites rent-seeking, overconsumption, and rampant price inflation.

We Can No Longer Ignore the Higher Education Catastrophe

Even for those who do graduate, employers are not satisfied with what they are getting. As reported in the Chronicle of Higher Education, The Business Roundtable contends that a third of their members are unhappy with the qualifications of college graduates.

I’m thankful for our safe spaces–we have none

The purpose of an education, as understood by students and professors alike at the University of Dallas, is to pursue wisdom, truth, and virtue–all three of which are inherently incompatible with the idea of “safe spaces.”

The Emerging Texas Higher Education Turf Battle

There has been growing evidence of a looming turf battle between The University of Texas at Austin and the University of Houston over particular projects recently announced by each institution that figure to have implications for Texas higher education governance going forward.

Lessons from Brumfield v. Dodd

“This is a victory for minority and low-income schoolchildren, not only in Louisiana but around the country.”