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

Why Are College Degrees Falling in Value?

After decades of steady increase, the numbers of young Americans who enroll in some postsecondary educational program has started to fall. Many schools are desperate to keep their numbers up, but keep falling short. The reason for this change is that the perceived value of college is declining.

The Closing of the American Mind: 30 Years Ago

No one, least of all Bloom himself, expected it to attract much attention. But that it did – and more. For it became a phenomenon. In fact, for nearly a year, it was the talk of the land, and it sold like hotcakes. Bloom, who had always lived beyond his means, soon found it almost impossible to do so.

Childhood’s End in Chicago

Starting with the class of 2020, students will have to provide evidence of college admission, military enlistment, a job offer or evidence of acceptance into a job training program, or “acceptance into a ‘gap year’ program” to receive a high school diploma.

Community Colleges Are Not the Minor Leagues Anymore

It’s time to reverse the current policies that result in providing the lowest levels of taxpayer support to institutions that enroll the highest percentage of low-income, nontraditional and minority students.

The Uninspiring Humanities

In making artistic greatness into a social matter, not a real or natural or objective matter, humanities professors killed one of the cardinal attractions of the discipline.