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

Expert: Most U.S. College Freshmen Read At 7th-Grade Level

Many colleges are not demanding a college level reading experience for incoming freshmen. “Nor are they sending a signal to the nation’s high schools that high school level reading is needed for college readiness.”

The Biggest Man on Campus

Make no mistake about it, if Jim Harbaugh returns Michigan to gridiron glory he — like Krzyzewski at Duke — will report to no one at the University of Michigan except himself.

Obama To Promote Little Schools That Can’t?

What is politically appealing about community colleges is that they are relatively cheap to students, and, of course, they are officially nonprofit, which means they must be pure as the driven snow. But the completion data simply don’t justify a loving embrace of these schools, and policy will only ultimately be successful if it is grounded in reality.

Now, here is something to wake up trustees

You’ll find out that there is a problem with faculty not teaching all that many courses. You will learn that the process of searching for a president—the board’s most fundamental responsibility—is full of traps, and that the reliance on an executive search firm often leads to neglect of the board’s responsibility.

A Huge Challenge and Dilemma for Higher Ed in Texas

Based on research conducted by the Coordinating Board and Houston Endowment on the fall 2000 cohort of Texas eighth graders, only 19% of them earned any sort of postsecondary credential within six years of expected high school graduation, and for the economically disadvantaged segment of this cohort the result was 9%.

The “State Disinvestment” Myth?

While the percentage of funding coming from state and local sources has fluctuated over the decades, it has stayed in roughly one steady, relatively narrow band, and we remain in that band today.