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Educational Opportunity Programs: Are They Academically Justifiable?

In this 22-page, July 1969 Milwaukee speech to the first annual conference on educational opportunity programs in higher education, Leslie Berger--director of CUNY's SEEK program--describes the birth and rapid growth of SEEK from 1965 to 1969; challenges the validity of admissions criteria as accurate measures of student potential; and explains SEEK’s open admissions, psychological counseling, creative teaching, stretch courses and financial aid. He also responds to calls for black administrators and teachers within EOP programs as well as more relevant curricula across colleges.

Short for "Search for Education, Elevation, and Knowledge," SEEK was established as a CUNY-wide program to assist disadvantaged students who might have otherwise lacked the opportunity to study at a four-year college.

Source | Berger Family Archives
Creator | Berger, Leslie
Date Created | July 18, 1969
Rights | Obtain From Berger Family Archives
Item Type | Text (Report / Paper / Proposal)
Cite This document | Berger, Leslie, “Educational Opportunity Programs: Are They Academically Justifiable?,” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed September 22, 2023,

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