Quotas compromising AP

Topics: AA
07 Apr 2008

From: Ervan Darnell

>Following the end of the 2008-09 academic year, there will be no AP courses or exams in Italian, Latin literature, French literature, and computer science AB, [...]
>Mr. Packer said the decision was made principally because of demographic considerations.
>Only a tiny fraction of the members of underrepresented minority groups who take AP exams take the tests in one of those four affected subject areas, he said.


So the result is to discourage those courses at the high school level in an effort not to make minorities look bad. So, is it a quota or a preference? I can't tell, but it sure doesn't look like a good thing.

[1] http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2008/04/09/32ap.h27.html

Ervan Darnell
ervan@kelvinist.com http://www.kelvinist.com

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