Many Americans are dissatisfied with the direction of today’s government, not the least of which is the ever-increasing loss of freedoms. Unless we place greater emphasis on growing the pool of civics-knowledgeable students, can we only expect this state to grow worse?

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

Count the Beans

By Mark Bauerlein Insidehighered.com had a story recently on racist patters of citation in academic research. The title is “The Racial Politics of Citation,” and the subtitle explains, “The lack of citations of scholars of color furthers racial dominance and forecloses potentially valuable areas of intellectual inquiry, argues Victor Ray.” Ray is a professor of […]

When a University Experiences True Hate Speech

By George Leef We hear so much these days about “hate speech” on campus that it’s almost a shock to find the real thing. Leftists have taken to calling almost any argument against their belief system “hate speech” such that, for example, Christina Hoff Sommers is denounced for hate speech because she does not agree […]

Yes, STEM majors earn more

We all know the conventional wisdom: STEM majors earn more than humanities and liberal arts majors. Year after year, parents and pundits exhort students to choose practical majors so they can get good jobs, pay off their student loans, and prosper in a modern economy. But how much truth is there in the conventional wisdom? […]

8 Minutes Hate, No Big Deal, Says CUNY Law Dean

(From Forbes.com): By Thomas K. Lindsay I write this report more in sorrow than anger, for I never thought I’d see the day when a law school dean would damn the First Amendment. This is the point we’ve come to on too many campuses today: Our academics teach suicide for the American experiment in democratic freedom.  CONTINUE READING HERE

How Colleges Are Ripping Off a Generation of Ill-Prepared Students

(From dailysignal.com): By Walter E. Williams Earlier this month, the 2017 National Assessment of Educational Progress, aka the nation’s “report card,” was released. It’s not a pretty story. Only 37 percent of 12th-graders tested proficient or better in reading, and only 25 percent did so in math. Among black students, only 17 percent tested proficient or […]

Faculty Accountability Is Terrible—Even Students Have Better Standards

(From jamesgmartin.center): By Lou Buttino I became interested in academic accountability within the university because I had no choice: the lack of accountability I experienced at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington obligated me to act. I had become embroiled in a situation where I was morally bound to report wrongdoing. But I had no […]

What Happens When an MBA Student Raised in Communist China Reads Hayek

(From intellectualtakeout.org: By Barry Brownstein Imagine being born during the bloody Cultural Revolution in China and growing up in a country with little economic or personal freedom. Few Chinese citizens had the knowledge that human rights are not granted by government, and those few who knew could not say. Few knew that government is not the […]

New National Test Scores Show Betsy DeVos Was Right About Public Schools

(From intellectualtakeout.org): By Mary Clare Anselem Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ recent interview with Lesley Stahl on “60 Minutes” caused quite a bit of backlash from critics. As my colleague Jonathan Butcher has written, “60 Minutes” ignored many of the facts about the state of education in America. Response to the interview drew quite a bit of […]