Diploma disaster
Aug 21, 2019 | 5139 views | 0 0 comments | 576 576 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Dear Editor,

As a CUNY alum, I'm disturbed by the decision of CUNY Chancellor Felix Matos Rodriguez to abandon testing new students to determine if they require remedial education courses in order to do college level work.

That's like saying, "Don't raise the bridge, lower the water."

Why are so many community college students required to take remedial courses? Because CUNY is committed to accepting all New York high school grads who apply, regardless of their grades, Regents, SAT/ACT scores or other metrics for academic success.

This is a return to the 1970's open enrollment folly that nearly destroyed CUNY's academic reputation and made college diplomas not worth the paper they were printed on.

Alums, faculty and concerned students must protest policies that place diversity ahead of academic discipline and sacrifice CUNY's integrity on the altar of political correctness.


Richard Reif

kew Gardens Hills
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