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

Michigan College Students Arrested for What?!

Much as college officials might wish they were aristocrats who get to make up their own rules, the fact is that public colleges and universities are covered by the First Amendment.

Detroit in the long-term

What would be the implications of providing private school vouchers to Detroit students? Last week, the Washington Post’s editorial board encouraged state lawmakers to consider the idea after nearly all of the city’s public schools were closed for two days because teachers walked off of the job.

A College Without Classes

Forget credit hours—in a quest to cut costs, universities are simply asking students to prove their mastery of a subject.

Offend Your Students and Get a Taxpayer-Funded Vacation

  In a revealing incident at the beginning of Michigan State’s new academic year, writing professor William Penn went off on a rant aimed at Republicans. Fortunately, a student captured it on video, which is included in this story on Inside Higher Ed. Among Professor Penn’s comments were such ideas as these: “If you go […]

Taxpayer Dollars for the KKK?

At Michigan State University, a creative writing professor goes on a crass, anti-Republican rant, video of it goes viral, and people beyond just students are outraged. Is it just a matter of what a school should do with a bad professor? Hardly. Because MSU is a public institution, in its logical essence — though certainly not its severity […]