|Title||The End of Education?|
|Host||Buckley, William F. (William Frank), 1925-2008.|
|Guest(s)||1) Wagner, Geoffrey Atheling. - Professor of English and the Humanities at the City
College of New York, author of The End of Education: The Experience
of the City University of New York with Open Enrollment and the
Threat to Higher Education in America|
2) Quinn, Edward, 1932- - Chairman of the Department of English at the City College of New York
3) Rondinone, Peter. - Panelist. Student, CCNY
4) Nelson, Jill. - Panelist. Student, CCNY
5) Lauria, Joseph. - Panelist. Student, CCNY
|Taped on||Apr 25, 1977 (New York City, NY)|
|Broadcast Date||Apr 25, 1977|
|Duration||60 minutes (or hh:mm:ss)|
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|Summary||In 1969, the Lindsay administration caved in to protests and disruptions by minority students and accelerated its plans for "open enrollment," under which anyone who graduated from high school in the City was automatically entitled to matriculate at one of the CUNY colleges. The results had been hailed in some quarters, deplored in others; Mr. Wagner's book deploring had been described by Mr. Quinn, his department chairman, as "quite the worst he ever wrote." WFB draws out Mr. Quinn on what could be done to rescue the situation: "Well, suppose they didn't give you the authority to govern educational policy in the high schools. Would you then say, 'Well, I'm sorry I didn't have it; under the circumstances I decline to acquiesce in the policy of open enrollment?' Or would you say, I'll do it anyway'?" EQ: "I'll do it anyway." ... GW: "Actually, I never said that I'm against open admission.... I am against what was called open admission." WFB: "Which was what?" GW: "Which was the result of Pied Pipering vast groups of, as he says, underprepared students at the City's expense, including large numbers of foreign students, into a situation in which somewhat anarchic educational results happen."|
|Subject Heading(s)||Educational equalization -- New York (State) -- New York.|
Public universities and colleges -- New York (State) -- New York.
Universities and colleges -- Open admission -- New York (State) -- New York.
City University of New York.
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