AUSTIN – The Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Director of the Center for Higher Education, Dr. Thomas Lindsay, today released the report (Not) Cheaper by the Dozen: 12 Myths About Higher Education’s Cost and Value. The report identifies and corrects major popular misconceptions about higher education in America, as a necessary precondition to developing effective policy solutions.
“There is unfortunately a plethora of myths surrounding the causes of skyrocketing tuitions and crushing student-loan debt, as well as the disastrous decline in academic standards,” said Dr. Lindsay. “Our college students, their parents, and taxpayers generally need to get beyond these myths, and this study will help them do that, so that they can become better informed consumers of higher education.”
The entire report may be read here: http://bit.ly/1bGe89K.
Thomas K. Lindsay, Ph.D., is director of the Center for Higher Education at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. He is a former deputy chairman and chief operating officer of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and has more than two decades of experience in higher education management and instruction.
The Texas Public Policy Foundation is a non-profit, free-market research institute based in Austin.