Guest Column: The Case for Higher Ed Accountability

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The Texas Public Policy Foundation has urged transparency and accountability in higher education, especially in the areas of research and teaching. The presidents of the University of Texas and Texas A&M University have countered by citing excellent examples of research. We have no quarrel with that.

Rather, it’s rather what they don’t say that's also critical. Let’s hear, as Paul Harvey used to say, the rest of the story.

Our universities have shifted priorities to research first, students second. “The ultimate source of this cultural shift,” writes Harry Lewis, a former dean at Harvard University, “is the replacement ...

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