AP Classes: A Problem for Massachusetts High Schoolers?

Summary: I wrote a piece for the Oct. 7, 2012, Boston Globe magazine about the rise in enrollment in Advanced Placement classes and how that has led to a troubling trend in competitive high schools. The highest-achieving students compete to see just how many AP classes they can pack into their schedule, a move they think will impress college admissions officers. But does it? Click on the link below to read the article, the cover story that week.

Read the article.

Reaction: The article drew extensive reader reaction, including dozens of comments on the Boston.com version and letters emailed to the editor.

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