Advanced Placement: Hype Or Hope?

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More and more CPS kids are enrolled in AP classes, notes this Medill Reports story, and roughly a third of those who take the test get a 3 or better. But lots of kids take the class but don't pass it or don't take the tests -- my guess is that the gap is more than a thousand kids citywide depicted on this chart-- and educators and policymakers disagree about the value of the "rigor" AP courses generate. What do you say?

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