This is the first 10 minutes of the opening statement from PSC President Barbara Bowen. Bowen told the crowd. “In more than 20 years at CUNY, I have never seen anything that has so deeply troubled the faculty as Pathways. Why has it hit a nerve?” she asked. “It’s because the claims of Pathways are false, the method of its imposition on us is a direct attack on faculty governance and its effect on students will be disastrous.”
Terrence Martell, Vice Chair UFS and Saxe Distinguished Professor of Finance, Baruch College, is a plaintiff on the Pathways lawsuit, along with PSC President Barbara Bowen and UFS Chair Sandi Cooper. Here he is at the March 8 Town Hall explaining why he opposes Pathways.
Pathways embodies “the subtle racism of low expectations,” he said. “[It is] a fundamental education disaster and I stand against it….Pathways consigns our students to a grim future. It is truly a Pathways to oblivion.”