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

“Collision of Adverse Opinions” Is a Healthy Thing

At Lone Star College, we take the First Amendment seriously. There are no restrictive speech codes, no “safe spaces,” no prohibition of “micro-aggressions,” no mandated “trigger warnings,” and no refusals to let certain speakers speak on campus.

The Dangers of Echo Chambers on Campus

When students inhabit liberal bubbles, they’re not learning much about their own country. To be fully educated, students should encounter not only Plato, but also Republicans.

UT Folds Houston Expansion: What It Means for TX Higher Education

While noting mistakes by UT Chancellor William McRaven, I commend his boldness and visionary thinking that led him to the project. The notion expressed by several, that this plan was an “invasion” of Houston by UT, was hyperbolic nonsense.

Behold the Results of “Bash the Fash” at Middlebury College

Liberals used to say that violence has no place in a civilized country, but that old-fashioned sentiment has given way to excusing violence, as long as it’s used by their good side against the bad side. This is a retrogression into primitive, tribal thinking.

How to Reduce College Costs

College costs have become staggering and continue to rise unabated. SeeThruEdu’s Tom Lindsay and Ron Trowbridge outline areas where costs can be reduced, with commensurate savings to students.

Everything is Hate Speech

Universities repeatedly deny students the opportunity to think critically and independently. The result of this suppression, as William Buckley observed, is students’ utter shock toward alternate points of view.