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

A Case for Refinancing Federal Student Loans

We have two broad problems to solve. What do we do about existing loans—particularly for those who are stuck in default or delinquency? and, how do we avoid the debt trap in the future?

College pays $55k to settle lawsuit with arrested students

Kellogg Community College (KCC) has agreed to pay $55,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by two students who were arrested for handing out pocket Constitutions on campus. KCC agreed to pay damages and attorneys’ fees, but will not admit to any wrongdoing.

The New Campus Anti-Americanism

The items in this long list can be discussed individually, but of course, they all flow together. They are part of a single worldview, which for lack of a better term are Renascent Anti-Americanism.

The World Might Be Better Off Without College for Everyone

Thanks to tenure, I have a dream job for life. Personally, I have no reason to lash out at our system of higher education. Yet a lifetime of experience, plus a quarter century of reading and reflection, has convinced me that it is a big waste of time and money.

Free Speech for Me, But Not for Thee

I recently attended a panel discussion at my alma mater, the University of Texas in Austin. The topic was “Free Speech on College Campuses: Where to Draw the Line?”

HBCUs In Touch With Reality

The leadership of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, an organization that represents 47 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), is coming into contact with reality and it isn’t pretty.

The Extraordinary Silliness of American College Grading

One sad feature of the college GPA situation is that students facing GPA cutoffs are behaving rationally by taking easier courses for better grades, even if they would prefer to take harder courses in a system that didn’t punish that choice.