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Texas Public Policy Foundation

Medicaid Block Grants: A Zombie Idea With Lipstick in Texas

Bruce Lesley | Posted 06.09.2013 | Politics
Bruce Lesley

States with growing populations, such as Texas, or states often in the pathway of natural disasters, such as Texas, or states with a disproportionate share of low wage jobs, such as Texas, would be most negatively impacted by a federally-imposed block grant.

Fixing Texas School Finances May Bring Big Price Tag

AP | WILL WEISSERT | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas -- Before declaring Texas' public school finance system unconstitutional, state District Judge John Dietz offered a hypothetical. He sa...

A Clash Over The Future Of Public Higher Ed

AP | JUSTIN POPE | Posted 02.03.2013 | College

AUSTIN, Texas -- If colleges were automobiles, the University of Texas at Austin would be a Cadillac: a famous brand, a powerful engine of research an...

Who Needs to Study Western Civilization? We Do

Thomas K. Lindsay, Ph.D. | Posted 02.11.2013 | College
Thomas K. Lindsay, Ph.D.

Sad to say, rare is the day when we who analyze American higher education can report good news. At the same time, there is some good news on the education front, and it comes from Lubbock, Texas.

Paul Blumenthal

Perry Puts His Money Where His Mouth Is | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Texas Governor Rick Perry put his money where his mouth is when he wrote the now-controversial 2010 book Fed Up! Our Fight To Save Ameri...

Texas Higher Ed In Turmoil Over Conservative Policy Proposals

AP | By PAUL J. WEBER | Posted 08.05.2011 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas -- When barbecue research is second-guessed in Texas, the turmoil in higher education must be getting serious. Responding to soaring tu...

Amanda M. Fairbanks

Do College Professors Earn Their Keep? | Amanda M. Fairbanks | Posted 06.07.2011 | College

For years, state legislators, parents, and even his own boss had been hectoring Frank Ashley, the vice chancellor of academic affairs for the Texas A&...