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

Record high school graduation rates! Hold the parade

While it’s true that more high school seniors are graduating, we are not doing a better job preparing students for the next step in their educational careers. Fewer students are ready as they enter college and more are taking make-up classes when they get there.

The Context of Free Expression

Curriculum matters. Truth matters. And these principles are at least as relevant in the liberal arts as they are in the sciences, engineering, and law, maybe even more.

The Gender Non-Gap

The Old Boy Network ended long ago, at least in the areas of literature and language. Nobody wants to say so, and I haven’t heard a young person in my profession remark upon the current equality in any way for 20 years. But the numbers are clear. These pledges of encouragement to women in job ads are obsolete.

Would More Bureaucracy Help Students Graduate on Time? Probably Not

Students aren’t accessing the advising resources that are already available to them. So what good would another office or initiative do? It’s typical of lawmakers to try to increase efficiency and save on costs by adding another layer of bureaucracy.