Something is badly out of kilter in the way 21st century society thinks about minds and character. But we kind of knew that already, didn’t we?

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

The Ohio State Scandal And College Priorities

By William Murchison Now to return, repetitiously, to a well that needs visiting from time to time… This particular well, right in the middle of Higher Ed Land, has a noxious odor that draws one back, in dismay and curiosity. Is football or basketball success the chief aim, the be-all and end-all, of the academic […]

Can Genetics Research Improve Education?

The journal Nature Genetics published a study on July 23 that has sent the education observers into an uproar. The study was a collaboration by dozens of researchers using genetic data from more than 1 million people.  The researchers identified more than 1,000 data variants that are correlated with educational attainment. But is this a […]

The New Socialists in America

(From austriancenter.com): By Svetozar Pejovich It is arguable that the average American understands neither the theoretical basis of socialism nor the actual history of socialism. The purpose of this article is to identify two issues that should help to inform the median voter about some important differences between capitalism and socialism as well as between different […]

The Diversity Mania Grows – Now, Academic Conferences Must be “Diverse”

By George Leef Ever Since Bill Clinton announced in 1993 that he was determined to have a Cabinet that “looked like America,” the idea that it’s more important that every group be diverse – where diverse means a mixture of people from different racial backgrounds and roughly equal numbers of men and women – has […]

An Alternative Remedy to the Debt Crisis: Use Points to Payoff Student Loans

By John Carroll The student loan debt crisis seems intractable. Students can’t make payments and it’s likely the $1.5T balance will never be repaid. The debt is simply too big. To solve the problem, researchers at the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College proposed a one-time student loan forgiveness program. The Education Department could simply […]

UNT Prof calls on art teachers to reject ‘geometry of whiteness’

(From campusreform.org): By Toni Airaksinen An art education professor at the University of North Texas is urging his fellow educators to use social justice-themed art classes to fight “geometries of whiteness.” Tyson E. Lewis, who teaches classes on critical pedagogy and aesthetic theory, contributed a chapter on “Art Education and Whiteness as Style” for a new guide […]

Yes, Some Campuses Continue To Protect Free Speech

By Karoline Ott Too many public universities continue to restrict campus free speech, and private universities are buckling under the pressure to fit in with this latest trend in higher education. Just last year, Middlebury came under fire when they re-evaluated their free speech policies after a visit from Charles Murray enraged leftist students, who […]

Reading, Writing, and . . . Football

By William Murchison Where do you go to spend $7.5 million a year?, is a question most Americans would like to face.  Now all they have to do is scope out Jimbo Fisher, Texas A&M’s new football generalissimo, hired for $75 million, spread over 10 years: the biggest contract ever awarded a football coach. But, […]

Congress Seeks To Fix Our Broken Higher Education System

(From forbes.com): By Tom Lindsay Today, college students are saddled with more student loan debt than ever before in American history. The average student loan debt for 2017 graduates was over $39,000, which is a six percent uptick from 2016. Students owe nearly $1.5 trillion in student loan debt. According to the website, StudentLoanHero.com, student loan debt now runs […]