AirTalk for October 15, 2013

Open enrollment for high school advanced placement classes

Should AP classes be open enrollment?

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Should AP classes be open enrollment?

Advanced placement classes are no longer just nice to have on your high school transcript they are a must have for competitive college applications. In an effort to give more students an opportunity many schools are getting rid of some of the barriers to getting into AP classes. Some critics say it will dilute the standard and content of AP classes.Others say that it gives students who would otherwise not be encouraged a chance to take part in the advanced classes. 

With many Southern California schools moving toward open enrollment and even lottery systems are the standards of AP Classes in danger? What impact will it have on students?  

Guests:

Michael  Petrilli,Executive Vice- President, The Thomas B. Fordham Institute, a Washington-based educational policy organization.  

Chris Eftychiou,  Public Information Director, Long Beach Unified School District


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