See Thru Edu is a project of the Texas Public Policy Foundation

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

“Whassamatter?”

Here’s the good thing about bad times. They make you, often enough, stop dead, saying, “Whassamatter?” And, equally to the point, “What can we do actually to make things better?”

Do You Have to Be Educated in Social Justice to Help Needy People?

We probably do need social workers in hospitals, schools, colleges, municipalities, and family social service organizations. But why must they be SJW types, imbued with leftist theory on the supposed need for government intervention to alleviate the problems of our society?

The Pseudo-Science of Micro-Aggression

In the absence of clear and distinct criteria for discriminating a micro-aggression from the ordinary slips and indecencies of modern life, all we are left with to gauge the event of a micro-aggression is the psychic condition of the one who has been micro-aggressed.

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.