Prosper ISD says more students are taking AP classes to earn college credit in high school, while Northwest ISD has new grants for students. This growing trend highlights the importance and value of Advanced Placement (AP) courses in empowering students for college success.
The Advanced Placement criticisms in a new book by Annie Abrams, "Shortchanged," don't hold water. AP courses benefit many thousands of students by providing them with rigorous academic challenges and the opportunity to earn college credit before even stepping foot on a university campus.
In the beginning of "Shortchanged: How Advanced Placement Cheat Students," Annie Abrams recounts her experience teaching AP courses in a high school setting. She witnessed firsthand how these courses can ignite a passion for learning and intellectual growth among students.