Higher Ed Guru: Seven Solutions a "Good Start"

Thomas Lindsay, who was recently selected to head the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Center for Higher Education, is no stranger to controversy. That may be considered an asset in the position, given the foundation’s role in igniting much of the debate that has gripped Texas higher ed this year.

From January 2009 to April 2010, Lindsay served a 15-month stint as president of Chicago’s Shimer College, a tiny private institution that follows a “Great Books” curriculum heavily focused on the works of such seminal figures as Isaac Newton, John Locke and William Shakespeare. Lindsay was criticized for controversial personnel ...

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