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

UT Folds Houston Expansion: What It Means for TX Higher Education

While noting mistakes by UT Chancellor William McRaven, I commend his boldness and visionary thinking that led him to the project. The notion expressed by several, that this plan was an “invasion” of Houston by UT, was hyperbolic nonsense.

Is There a Hidden Tax in Texas College Tuition?

If the subsidy to these students is warranted as a public interest, it should be funded by all taxpayers after full disclosure and public debate in the legislative forum.

Time for a New Governance Strategy for Texas Higher Ed

Every effort in my memory to bring coherence to Texas higher education governance, which dates to the proposal over 30 years ago by a commission appointed to design either a functional or a geographic approach to higher education in Texas, has failed because of parochial politics.

Texas College: “Judge — and Fund — Us by Our Results”

The Texas Legislature’s decision to base TSTC’s funding upon the earnings of graduates liberated the school. It opened the door for TSTC to employ innovative instructional models, realize efficiencies, and create better operational alignment with the final desired results—student success.