Advanced Placement enrollment is surging. The New York Time’ Room for Debate blog asks its panel:
Does the growth in Advanced Placement courses serve students or schools well? Are there downsides to pushing many more students into taking these rigorous courses?
In a recent survey, a majority of AP teachers said “too many students overestimate their abilities and are in over their heads.” Some 60 percent said that “parents push their children into A.P. classes when they really don’t belong there.”