Archive for: higher education

 

Editor’s Letter: The Fees That Bind Us

Who pays for higher education in Texas? Paying for college. The thought can strike fear into your financial planning as acutely as other heart-stopping expenses—I’m...

 
 

Poll: Majority of Texans Believe Student Debt is a ‘Major Problem’

Most Texans believe student loan debt is a “major problem” according to a statewide poll released Tuesday. The poll, commissioned by the Texas arm of...

 
 

The Big Picture: Value Proposition

The real story behind UT’s tuition increase If you were to believe the sound bites about tuition at public institutions in Texas, it would be easy to assume higher...

 
 

All About That Base (Funding) and More: Reviewing the 2015 Texas Legislature

On Monday, the Texas Legislature ended its 84th regular session. After 140 days of committee meetings, testimony, debate, amendment, and occasionally, bill-passing,...

 
 

Is Outcomes Funding Incoming?

The Governor of Texas has endorsed it, as have powerful members of the legislature from both parties. Universities have, over time, come to endorse it, too. And...

 
 

What’s Great About UT Is What’s Great About Texas

On the occasion of Texas Independence Day, Alcalde assistant editor and erstwhile reluctant Longhorn Andrew Roush, BA ’09, reflects on what makes our state great. I’ll...

 
 

Abbott Lists Research Funding Among Emergency Items

A State of the State address, like the better-known State of the Union, is a commonplace civic ritual. Like its federal counterpart, the address is ostensibly used...

 
 

Texas Tea Leaves: Reading Governor-Elect Abbott on Higher Ed

On Jan. 20, Greg Abbott will take office as the Governor of Texas. Here’s what he’s said so far—and what others have said—about his agenda for higher...

 
 

Independence, Education, and Texas

Texas history was my favorite class in middle school, and possibly of all time. (Sorry, band, you were a distant second). Thank you, Mrs. Cheshire, for telling...

 
 

What We Heard at #TribuneFest: Higher Education

The nonprofit Texas Tribune‘s annual festival has quickly become the biggest gathering of policy-minded Texans outside of the legislature. Here’s what...

 
 
 
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