Last week, 25 UT students were hosted by local families for two nights at the halfway point of their Texas 4000 bicycle ride to Anchorage, Ala. But what we received in return from this group of Texans was far greater.
Monday's article “UT freshman badly injured, hospitalized after collision,” resembles an opinion article, as it addresses the victim’s obligation as a cyclist to be “responsible[...] for their own visibility.”
Prayer vigils and secession-blather aside, the reason university students, school teachers and the politically astute don’t support Perry is his record of self-serving governance at the expense of the poor, the vulnerable and working Texans.
Natalie Butler argues that UT students should fight proposed state higher education cuts to protect the presumed value of their UT degree. What Butler ignores is that higher education in America today is a massive upper middle-class welfare program.
College tuition has been skyrocketing over the past decade, but Powers was not addressing this huge problem that college-bound Americans will face. Instead, he was attacking a proposed solution that dealt with improving productivity at public universities.