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Almond, Devon – Texas Education Review, 2022
Higher education that intentionally fosters genuinely meaningful work remains on the periphery of mainstream educational systems. Despite the abundant evidence of the life-giving impacts of educational practices that support these aspirations, there are few indications that conventional higher education systems offer much attention to this…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Graduates, Education Work Relationship, Employment
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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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Rivera, Luis E.; Kotok, Stephen; Ashby, Nathan – Texas Education Review, 2019
Dual enrollment (DE) programs are on the rise nationally. This study uses recently available nationally representative data to examine which student and school characteristics predict participation in DE in the United States. We connect DE participation to human capital theory and related educational policy values of equity, excellence, and…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, Equal Education, Socioeconomic Status, Geographic Regions
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Drake, Anna; Marsicano, Christopher – Texas Education Review, 2018
This paper applies political discourse analysis to an examination of gubernatorial rhetoric and agenda setting around higher education in Texas during Governor Rick Perry's leadership, from 2000-2015. The authors analyzed 28 gubernatorial speeches using manifest content analysis in STATA and qualitative coding via pattern matching in Atlas.ti.…
Descriptors: Rhetoric, Agenda Setting, Higher Education, State Officials
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Bradley, Dwuana – Texas Education Review, 2018
This backgrounder details the scope of the following critical forum concerning Texas House Bill 51 (TX HB 51) of the 81st Legislature, also referred to as the emerging research university bill. In its totality the journal issue considers the impact of TX HB 51 on the organizational behavior of comprehensive regional institutions in the state of…
Descriptors: State Legislation, Educational Legislation, Research Universities, State Policy
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Bradley, Dwuana; Doran, Erin E. – Texas Education Review, 2018
This study focused on Texas House Bill 51 (TX HB 51) and its impact as a performance-based funding policy. Specifically, TX HB 51 incentivized regional comprehensive institutions towards high research activity in pursuit of academic excellence and nationally recognized prestige. Employing critical policy analysis, we considered the societal and…
Descriptors: State Legislation, Educational Finance, Financial Policy, Higher Education
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Wilson, Bradford – Texas Education Review, 2000
Suggests that higher education has compromised its academic integrity by embracing politically progressive reforms and postmodern ideology. Culture wars exist between those wishing to politicize academic life as part of social transformation and those viewing higher education as a sustained and rigorous academic enterprise. (SM)
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Diversity (Student), General Education, Higher Education
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Horn, Joseph – Texas Education Review, 2000
Examines perceived incompetence within Texas colleges of education, discussing: whether schooling promotes equality; prior analyses of the issue; grade inflation and social promotion; and student teachers' attitudes and curricular preferences. Overall, admissions standards are too low, resulting in marginal teachers who retard students' academic…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Accountability, Diversity (Student), Elementary Secondary Education
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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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Greene, Jay P. – Texas Education Review, 2000
Defends the significant increases seen in Texas student achievement during the 1990s, addressing attacks on the validity of these improvements. Supports the governor's emphasis on accountability testing because of its positive results, concluding that the Texas Assessment of Academic Skills holds students and schools accountable and provides…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, 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
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Godzina, Bruce – Texas Education Review, 2000
Argues that using mandatory fees to fund political speech violates college students' rights if they object to that speech. Cases from two states highlight arguments on both sides of this question. Rejects the Supreme Court's decision upholding such fees, arguing that forced contributions to political groups violates the First Amendment and the…
Descriptors: Fees, Freedom of Speech, Higher Education, Politics of Education
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Block, Walter; Horton, Marshall – Texas Education Review, 2002
Demonstrates that the employment of adjunct faculty at institutions of higher education, particularly nontraditional colleges, should not be viewed as exploitative based on Marxist economics, suggesting that the economic worth of adjunct faculty is shaped by market forces, like all other professions. Rejects the demand that universities employ…
Descriptors: Adjunct Faculty, College Faculty, Educational Economics, Higher Education
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Jordan, Hope; Johnson, Joan – Texas Education Review, 2002
Surveyed graduate students in a practitioner-based teacher education program regarding standards of learning and teacher training. Respondents considered teacher modeling of various instructional strategies and attitudes the most influential instructional strategy. They believed teachers needed training in cultural issues, learning styles, and the…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Accountability, Elementary Secondary Education, Graduate Students