Praise for New Book:
Pathways to Reform: Credits and Conflict at The City University of New York

A riveting account.” — Eugene M. Tobin, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

The narrative flow of a novel.” — Elizabeth Nunez, Hunter College, CUNY

Interesting and engaging.” — Thomas Bailey, Teachers College, Columbia University

Scrupulously important book.” — Paul Attewell, Graduate Center, CUNY

Well documented and exceptionally well written....there is no other book like this one.” — William G. Bowen, Ithaka and Princeton University

Meticulous research… sending a message that hard work and acting without fear is a winning strategy.. ” — Matthew Goldstein, CUNY

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