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

The Left in the Universities

There is a book coming out that everyone interested in campus politics should read. It is a refresher course in the recent past, years 1998-2010, well before the current protests and disinvitations and riots broke out, though it foreshadows everything that has happened since.

1984 in 2017

The video “1984 in 2017″ shows how the language used on college campuses is beginning to resemble the Newspeak of George Orwell’s 1984.

A History Professor Dares to Question the Diversity Mantra

Almost every higher education leader in America utters this mantra: “We need diverse student bodies because they lead to a richer learning environment.” Recently, one professor had the guts to argue that the mantra is false — Charles Geshekter.

The Reason So Many Kids Can’t Finish College

According to The Los Angeles Times, the many students who earned a high school degree from Los Angeles Unified School District are having difficulty earning one from college. In fact, only 25 percent of Los Angeles students are able to graduate from college. What gives?

Blocking and Tackling in Higher Education

Nationally, fewer than 60% of entering students obtain a degree within six years, and the percentage that graduate within four years is below 50%. The problem is most pronounced in the early stages of a college career, where only about 75% of students return for their second year.