Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Learning in the Fast Lane: The Past, Present, and Future of Advanced Placement, a new book by Chester Finn and Andrew Scanlan, tells the story of the Advanced Placement (AP) program, widely regarded as the gold standard for academic rigor in American high schools. AP is enormous today—22,000 participating schools, 3 million students a year taking 5 million exams—and embraced and praised by many, but not by all. Some elite private schools have turned against it while some educators and policymakers favor dual enrollment in its many forms as a better alternative for kids. Advanced Placement faces other challenges, too, including curricular culture wars, credit denial by prominent universities, and the difficulty of infusing its rigor into more schools.
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11:30AM Lunch available
12:00PM Introduction of Participants and Book
12:15PM Discussion with Participants
1:10PM Audience Q&A 1:30PM Conclusion