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

The Extraordinary Silliness of American College Grading

One sad feature of the college GPA situation is that students facing GPA cutoffs are behaving rationally by taking easier courses for better grades, even if they would prefer to take harder courses in a system that didn’t punish that choice.

A Professor Who Wants to Politicize Mathematics

When the indomitable high school math teacher Jaime Escalante took on the challenge of teaching tough inner-city kids mathematics, he did not fret about whether they would find the subject too “white” for them. He just taught the concepts and the students learned them.

Social Justice Warriors Ruin Halloween

Fun. It’s something the Left despises. With the über-fun holiday of Halloween just around the corner, what better way to ruin it than with university campaigns dedicated to “offensive costumes” and student temper tantrums over “cultural appropriation?”

Professors Have Their Own Way of Shouting Down Unwanted Ideas

Many American college students are so intolerant of opinions that clash with their own that they feel justified in shouting down speakers they are certain they dislike. Faculty members have their own ways of trying to silence people with whom they disagree.