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

How Can a College Improve Decision-Making?

College decision-making is much different than in a corporate environment. The process is much slower, and more circular than linear. As for the identity of the final decision maker — well, that wasn’t really clear to me.

Answering union critics on education savings accounts

With an [education savings] account, the state deposits a child’s funds from the state education formula into a private bank account that Melanie and Wade can use to buy educational products and services for their children. Texas lawmakers are considering making these accounts available to state families.

The Movement for “Free” College Seems Doomed, If Not Already Dead

Dead, dead, dead seems the idea of federal subsidized tuition: which frees colleges and universities – and the states that operate them – to devise remedies of their own, away from the helpful stare of the federal education establishment. Things might have turned out worse.

Oh Look, a Chicken!

“Those who choose this course will be invited (I smell bacon, what time is it? I’m hungry) to examine ways of knowing (little ants, carrying a morsel of food across the table) through embracing what it means to be a distracted learner.”

Hey, Kids – How About Taking Hip Hop Studies?

The professor maintains that “Hip hop is universal – it brings together a lot of diverse people from around the world.” But that could be said about a great many things that shouldn’t be topics of college study, such as soccer or beer or pets.