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

Higher Ed and Indiana: Double Freedom Violation?

Regrettably, at least one college president has taken the liberty-curbing even further than opposing Indiana’s law, forbidding employees of his college to use institutional money – much of which comes from taxpayers – to do business in Indiana.

A Misguided Attempt at Higher-Ed Governance Reform

The UT System Board of Regents . . . has a fiduciary responsibility to oversee all aspects of the administration of the public institutions in their jurisdiction. Sound governance practices dictate that this responsibility should not include micromanagement, but no aspect of institutional oversight should be statutorily precluded.

In The Matter of Sweet Briar College

There is an amazing failure of imagination here—rooted in the institutional liberalism pervasive in higher ed—and a terrific opportunity for an educational entrepreneur.

Ideologues Throw a Tantrum over UNC Poverty Center

If my hypothetical center or anything like it ever existed, leftists would insist that it be closed. I would too. Universities should be places for academic work, not the propagation of political ideologies.

Texas Looks to Lift College Grading Standards

At the deepest level, grade inflation is a moral issue. Why? Because it deceives students. How? One of the fundamental truths of existence, concurred in by all the world’s major religions and philosophers, is that life is difficult. . . . But grade inflation teaches our students exactly the opposite lesson.