Center for LGBTQ Studies (CLAGS)

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Summer 1998


In a decision that threatens to slam closed the door on thousands of CUNY undergraduates, the University's Board of Trustees voted on May 26 to eliminate remedial courses at the system's eleven senior colleges. For people interested in CLAGS — which is not involved in remedial education and is based at the Graduate Center — the new policy may not seem momentous, relevant, or even objectionable. Nonetheless, it has far-reaching political, economic, and practical implications for CLAGS. What's more, as hundreds of CUNY faculty, students, and community groups testified at public hearings over the last several months, it's a pedagogically and morally indefensible policy that CLAGS, as a vibrant part of the CUNY family, opposes.


This article was originally published in CLAGSNews, vol. 8, no. 2.



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