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

A Race for the Best and Brightest

There simply are not enough high performing students to sustain a rigorous curriculum and grading scale at very many institutions. In this pressure to dumb down the academic climate, we see another reason for schools to admit more foreign students.

We Have Oversold Law School – Now What?

Just because existing lawyers average $113,000, that tells us nothing about the prospects for new lawyers entering at the margin. Lots of recent law school graduates have found out that the good results on average for those who earned their JDs in the past are completely meaningless for them.

Let Perkins Die

just because you are small, or even if you are skewed toward wealthier, private institutions, does not mean higher education lobbyists want you to go away. No, all money is good money if spent on “education”!

Campus radicals have ‘no brakes on their agenda’

My point is simply this: “The totalitarian left has no brakes on their agenda,” as the author and blogger Douglas Wilson has wisely observed. “They have no internal principle that allows them to say ‘thus far and no farther.’”

The Opportunity Costs of Higher Education

When six or seven percent of the entire American population is in college, that means a significant reduction in work effort occurs because otherwise highly productive persons in the physical prime of their lives are only lightly utilized in making things or providing services.

Higher Education’s Faulty Economics: How We Got Here

We can see the destructive effects of the college-for-all agenda when we look more closely at each of the elements of our higher-education crisis mentioned above—affordability, debt, and poor student learning.

Analyst: “The Same, Tired Arguments on the Fisher Case”

I would like to see Professor Mitchell, or anyone else, try to show how “fairness” is advanced by an admission system that is stacked against the children of Asian families, some of whom had ancestors who also suffered from discriminatory American laws and policies.

Congress vs. Campus Speech Restrictions

Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R., Va.), chair of the House Judiciary Committee, recently sent a pointed letter to 162 public colleges and universities whose policies fail to ensure the First Amendment rights of their professors and students.

New Development in the Debate on Tenure Reform

False claims about academic freedom are not going to protect higher education from the realities of technological change, an aging professoriate, and an increasingly demanding and indebted student body.

Glittery Debt Perspective

I’m sorry, but having debt in exchange for an education that is supposed to enable one to earn a great deal more over a lifetime, without an obligation to furnish years of unpaid service to the lender, is not indentured servitude.