Texas university faculty, BOHICA!

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board wants to link universities’ performance to funding.

Under the proposal, four-year institutions would be judged on bachelor’s degrees awarded, degrees earned by “at-risk students’ and degrees in “critical fields,” such as STEM and nursing.

Some thumbsuckers in the Texas Faculty Association oppose the idea, saying that our miserable completion rates are the result of impoverished students from the Valley taking semesters off to eke out a living in the fields. Unless they come up with some hard numbers, I call bullshit on that Just-So Story.

Tip from Joanne Jacobs.

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