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

Oh Look, a Chicken!

“Those who choose this course will be invited (I smell bacon, what time is it? I’m hungry) to examine ways of knowing (little ants, carrying a morsel of food across the table) through embracing what it means to be a distracted learner.”

Without Unionization, University of Memphis Gives Adjuncts Large Pay Increase

Arbitrarily raising the compensation for adjuncts to a “living wage” level not only imposes unnecessary costs on other parties, but interferes with the market’s implicit message to prospective professors: “This field is full, so if you want a prosperous career, you’d better look elsewhere.”

States to Colleges: Prove You’re Worth It

The idea of using outcomes—not enrollments—to guide public funding of higher education has so much bipartisan backing that both President Barack Obama and Florida’s Republican Gov. Rick Scott support it.