Class Struggle: although denied a chance at AP

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 10/06/2010

'I was not allowed to take AP English'

My column on Charles Hebert Flowers High School requiring a 3.0 grade point average to take an Advanced Placement course, then dropping the rule after I asked about it, inspired many people who have been barred from AP and college prep courses to email me their stories. Here are two accounts from people who suffered because of the still widespread and wrongheaded view that only top students should be challenged.

By Jay Mathews  |  12:33 PM ET, 10/06/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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