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

Sorry, But ‘College Is Too Expensive’ Is Not A ‘Myth’

Increasing federal student aid was found only to incentivize schools to hike tuitions further. . . . Specifically, the study finds that every dollar of additional Pell Grants or subsidized student loans results in tuitions being raised between 55 cents and 65 cents.

Ironic Case in Point on Tenure

A lot of the University of Wisconsin professoriate is outraged that Republican governor – and presidential candidate – Scott Walker has worked to end tenure built into state law. One aggrieved professor who has attracted a lot of attention is Sara Goldrick-Rab, who recently likened Walker to Hitler

A Foreign Student’s Take on Relativism in American Society

Imagine my surprise seeing how uninspired and unchallenged the minds of the American youths are to seek truth, question thoughts, build constructive arguments, and appreciate judgments, thanks to the dictatorship of relativism.

An Upcoming Supreme Court Case Has Education Unions Worried

Onerous opt-out procedures are intended, as one union spokesperson actually admitted, to take advantage of people’s inertia. What would happen if unions had to obtain money the way all other private organizations do – by asking for it?

Finally Some Movement on Accreditation Reform

It appears that at long last there might be some movement in Washington on overdue reform of the higher education accreditation system – a wasteful and useless process that was erected in the early 1950s to validate minimum standards in college degrees.

Should We Celebrate the Fourth of July Anymore?

Contrary to Vox, Martin Luther King, Jr., understood that the Declaration of Independence did not justify giving “more political power to America’s white male minority.” It condemned it.

Coming Demise of Small Liberal Arts Colleges?

What is happening at Sweetbriar is beginning to happen at a lot of places. The pool of 18-to-22 year olds is stagnant at the moment. College costs have risen relative to the perceived benefits. Overinvestment in higher education has lowered the rate of return and increased the risks.

Uncle Sam, Student Loans, and The Sopranos

The federal government operates what looks like a predatory loan program for families. . . . Politico’s Michael Grunwald says the PLUS loans have “much higher interest rates and fees, and far fewer opportunities for loan forgiveness or reductions.”