Author: Thomas Lindsay

Thomas Linsday is director of the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Center for Higher Education.

Liberating Liberal Education

Peter Lawler’s “The Downside of MOOCified Disruption” challenges my op-ed, “Confronting MOOC Melancholy.”  Let’s start where he and I apparently agree, and see where the logos leads. First, I argue in my piece that higher education suffers from watered-down standards and ideologically-driven instruction.  Lawler agrees, writing, “Political correctness has corrupted the humanities and social sciences.” […]

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The Wrong Way to Fix Higher-Ed

Ever since Ronald Reagan tried and failed to abolish the U.S. Department of Education, conservatives have found themselves in a quandary when it comes to reforming public higher education. Some continue to insist, rightly, that the Tenth Amendment places the power over education solely in the hands of the individual states. A different group, however, […]

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