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

College Students Coddled After Trump Presidential Victory

This display of coddling at the college level—including at Yale, an ivy league institution—is a perfect example of how professors and university administrators go to great lengths to ensure that their students put off dealing with the real world as long as possible.

Free Speech vs Campus Orthodoxy

The troubling point here isn’t what UT has decided about guns or admissions policy. The troubling point is the university’s selective disdain for positions offensive to its idea-czars, never mind those free speech rights we once hailed as quintessentially American.

What’s Causing Anxiety on Campus?

Students, led by faculty, have turned inward. And inward thinking breeds an overabundance of emphasis on the self. When the self becomes the most important, attention is paid to anxieties that would probably go relatively unnoticed if a student was highly engaged in outward-facing activities.

Communism and Education

If you’re wondering what college students are learning these days, go ahead and cross history off the list. A study found that 33 percent of millennials think George W. Bush was responsible for the deaths of more people than Joseph Stalin.