Dave_Sobecki_ORMATYCOne of our authors, Dave Sobecki, shared this article with us and his insights on the pathways movement. The attached photo is Dave and his wife at the recent ORMATYC conference.

“Sometimes you stumble across an article, and think “YES!”   When I saw this, I knew I had to share it with my colleagues who have been so instrumental in inspiring my work towards building new pathways for students in college math.  Over the last few years, I’ve had so many folks share their questions, their enthusiasm, their frustrations, and their triumphs as we work together to improve graduation rates nationwide.  There have been times when all of us have wondered if we’re really gaining traction, or just inching forward as the wheels spin furiously.  Reading this article made me feel like we’re making a difference, and that the tide has turned in our favor.  Enjoy, and please share with colleagues, believers, skeptics and pathways agnostics. There’s still a lot of work to be done! From the Chronicle of Higher Education April 16, 2017. The latest push to improve mathematics courses seeks to transform them from a gatekeeper to a gateway.  Read on: Math Gets a Makeover.