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

Higher Ed and Indiana: Double Freedom Violation?

Regrettably, at least one college president has taken the liberty-curbing even further than opposing Indiana’s law, forbidding employees of his college to use institutional money – much of which comes from taxpayers – to do business in Indiana.

A Misguided Attempt at Higher-Ed Governance Reform

The UT System Board of Regents . . . has a fiduciary responsibility to oversee all aspects of the administration of the public institutions in their jurisdiction. Sound governance practices dictate that this responsibility should not include micromanagement, but no aspect of institutional oversight should be statutorily precluded.

Death Spiral or Not, Law Schools Won’t Change

“Law schools are run by the faculty for the faculty,” she says. Quite so. And legal scholarship – all those law review articles that professors slave over, leaving them little time for students? She writes, “The value of legal scholarship, which is rarely read, has its skeptics, among them Chief Justice John Roberts.”

Using Humor to Enlighten Americans about the Higher-Ed Bubble

It is starting to dawn on people that the cost of college is far out of line with any educational or financial benefits. That has the higher education establishment very worried. Even with the political efforts intended to keep the bubble inflated, more and more people are thinking about alternatives to the typical college degree.

Governor Abbott’s Higher-Education Agenda

The dedication of funding for attracting top researchers is a good idea that seems compatible with the ETF mission, and I would allocate even more than the 50% the Governor proposes, possibly all of it.

Ideologues Throw a Tantrum over UNC Poverty Center

If my hypothetical center or anything like it ever existed, leftists would insist that it be closed. I would too. Universities should be places for academic work, not the propagation of political ideologies.

Government-Funded Research Versus Objectivity in Science

Government, which funds huge swaths of research, is heavily involved in science, and where government goes so go politicians. And where politicians go, so goes politics. And where politics rules, objectivity often plays second-fiddle – if any instrument at all – to emotion.