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

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.

Course Evaluations Are Useless, At Best

If university faculty does not read course evaluations, then students are continuously putting time and energy into a bold-faced lie. If university faculty does read course evaluations, then good professors—the taskmasters who refuse to inflate grades and who push their students to achieve success—suffer.

Michigan College Students Arrested for What?!

Much as college officials might wish they were aristocrats who get to make up their own rules, the fact is that public colleges and universities are covered by the First Amendment.

Detroit in the long-term

What would be the implications of providing private school vouchers to Detroit students? Last week, the Washington Post’s editorial board encouraged state lawmakers to consider the idea after nearly all of the city’s public schools were closed for two days because teachers walked off of the job.

A College Without Classes

Forget credit hours—in a quest to cut costs, universities are simply asking students to prove their mastery of a subject.

Offend Your Students and Get a Taxpayer-Funded Vacation

  In a revealing incident at the beginning of Michigan State’s new academic year, writing professor William Penn went off on a rant aimed at Republicans. Fortunately, a student captured it on video, which is included in this story on Inside Higher Ed. Among Professor Penn’s comments were such ideas as these: “If you go […]

Taxpayer Dollars for the KKK?

At Michigan State University, a creative writing professor goes on a crass, anti-Republican rant, video of it goes viral, and people beyond just students are outraged. Is it just a matter of what a school should do with a bad professor? Hardly. Because MSU is a public institution, in its logical essence — though certainly not its severity […]