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

Good Advice from Secretary Duncan

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan laid out his concerns with teacher training across the nation, a problem which, because of the critical importance of effective classroom teaching to student achievement, is one of the final frontiers in public education reform.

Thomas Sowell Indicts Our Higher Ed System

If college education leads graduates to support bad public policy, does the resulting harm to our country outweigh the good? That is just how the great economist Thomas Sowell sees it.

Protest Politics, Chaos Culture

To fully understand the current theater as it has arisen on campus, we must realize that the riotousness of students runs a lot deeper than election-year politics. The marches and mayhem are, in fact, a reflection of the larger cultural and social lives that undergraduates lead.

College Students Coddled After Trump Presidential Victory

This display of coddling at the college level—including at Yale, an ivy league institution—is a perfect example of how professors and university administrators go to great lengths to ensure that their students put off dealing with the real world as long as possible.

Free Speech vs Campus Orthodoxy

The troubling point here isn’t what UT has decided about guns or admissions policy. The troubling point is the university’s selective disdain for positions offensive to its idea-czars, never mind those free speech rights we once hailed as quintessentially American.

What’s Causing Anxiety on Campus?

Students, led by faculty, have turned inward. And inward thinking breeds an overabundance of emphasis on the self. When the self becomes the most important, attention is paid to anxieties that would probably go relatively unnoticed if a student was highly engaged in outward-facing activities.