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Inside City Hall - End of Remediation at CUNY (1/26/1999)

This clip from NY1's Inside City Hall focuses on the topic of remediation at CUNY. On the night prior to the show's broadcast on January 26, 1999, CUNY trustees approved a plan to remove remedial education at the university's eleven senior colleges. Moderated by Dominick Carter, the episode features a roundtable discussion between two in favor of the move, Thomas Borgese and John Calandra, and two opposed, Sandi Cooper and Roscoe Brown.

As was consistent through much of Rudolph Giuliani's mayorality in the 1990s, City Hall frequently leveled criticisms at the CUNY system focusing on its entrance standards and the remediation programs offered at the university's senior colleges. The move to eliminate remediation, then, had long been a goal of the mayor, a staunch critic of the university system.
Source | Cooper, Sandi
Creator | NY1
Date Created | January 26, 1999
Item Type | Moving Image (VHS)
Cite This document | NY1, “Inside City Hall - End of Remediation at CUNY (1/26/1999),” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed June 16, 2019, http://cdha.cuny.edu/items/show/8512.

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