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

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?

Americans Used to Be Proud of Their Universities

Americans used to be proud of their universities. Today, however, radicalized faculties and belligerent students are debasing the old model, causing some Americans to have second thoughts.

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.