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Williams, Ashley – Texas Education Review, 2019
Postsecondary student demographics are dramatically shifting in the state of Texas, resulting in an increased need for state government resources to ensure college access affordability in the state. It is critical that lawmakers prioritize higher education to allow Texans from all backgrounds access to afford higher education. This editorial is an…
Descriptors: State Legislation, Student Financial Aid, Access to Education, Costs
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Bonevac, Daniel – Texas Education Review, 2000
Examines the Declaration of Independence, highlighting its initial phrases and describing the philosophy underlying the creation of the United States. Explains that the country has strayed far from its founding fathers' philosophy and suggests that much of today's federal government is, by this standard, illegitimate. Recommends returning to the…
Descriptors: Democracy, Educational Philosophy, Elementary Secondary Education, Government Role
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West, Thomas – Texas Education Review, 2000
Refutes the claims of Allan Bloom that the source of the problem with today's universities is modern philosophy, that the writings and ideas of Hobbes and Locke planted the seeds of relativism in American culture, and that the cure is Great Books education. Suggests instead that America's founding principles are the only solution to the failure of…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Ridgley, Stanley K. – Texas Education Review, 2000
Reviews the modern academy's intellectual foundations, rooted in Marcuse's, Ginsburg's, Kerouac's, and Mailer's ideas. Highlights Kimball's new book on the 1960s cultural revolution. Questions the notion that the 1960s were about peace, love, compassion, and diversity, revealing deep connections between modern political correctness and Marcusian…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Educational History, Freedom of Speech, Higher Education