See Thru Edu is a project of the Texas Public Policy Foundation

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

Another Diversion from Focusing on Excellence in Higher Ed

The millions of Americans who are coming to believe that higher education is too costly for the questionable educational benefits students get aren’t going to change their minds just because some students and faculty members put in more hours helping in cities.

The Not-So-Great Debate

No greater truths were uncovered or scholarship encouraged; our various commitments to the mainstream political climate prevented objective engagement with the material. I write about it here mainly because I hope others are spared this frustration.

In Case You Doubt that Leftist Academics Have Closed Minds

In fields where many of the senior academics hold very strong political opinions, they use their dominance to keep “undesirable” questions from even being asked. Instead of acting like scholars who want to encourage the pursuit of truth, they act like ancient clerics who are intent on protecting their belief system.

Details, details

Tennesseans are debating the efficacy of a K-12 school voucher bill that would allow 5,000 children attending failing schools (most of which are located in and around Nashville and Memphis) to choose a private school.

A Setback for the Faculty Unionization Movement

What Professor Satre sees as her “loss” is other people’s freedom to say “no.” Her colleagues will be free to avoid any entanglement with a union they may not want and the school administrators will remain free to decide with whom to negotiate.

Where Speech Is Least Free in America

Not only is there scant legal protection for free speech on private campuses, it is under vigorous attack from zealous students (and sometimes administrators) who regard it as their right and duty to assail anyone whose speech “offends” them. Saying or doing almost anything these days can conceivably land a student in trouble. . . .