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Early Days

Chester E. Finn and Andrew E. Scanlan

in Learning in the Fast Lane: The Past, Present, and Future of Advanced Placement

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691178721
eISBN:
9780691185828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691178721.003.0002
Subject:
Education, Higher and Further Education

This chapter discusses the earliest days of Advanced Placement (AP) and the growing pains of its first two decades. At the outset, AP was explicitly intended for the strongest students at top high ... More


Growth Industry

Chester E. Finn and Andrew E. Scanlan

in Learning in the Fast Lane: The Past, Present, and Future of Advanced Placement

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691178721
eISBN:
9780691185828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691178721.003.0004
Subject:
Education, Higher and Further Education

This chapter looks at more recent developments and the present state of Advanced Placement (AP). Advanced Placement's recent decades are notable for the program's stunning growth on multiple ... More


The Lone Star Challenge

Chester E. Finn and Andrew E. Scanlan

in Learning in the Fast Lane: The Past, Present, and Future of Advanced Placement

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691178721
eISBN:
9780691185828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691178721.003.0005
Subject:
Education, Higher and Further Education

This chapter focuses on the Advanced Placement (AP) program in Texas. No place in America offers a larger or more vivid example of AP's recent history, its widening mission, and the challenges of ... More


Making a Difference

Chester E. Finn and Andrew E. Scanlan

in Learning in the Fast Lane: The Past, Present, and Future of Advanced Placement

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691178721
eISBN:
9780691185828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691178721.003.0013
Subject:
Education, Higher and Further Education

This concluding chapter looks at the good that Advanced Placement (AP) is doing against the challenges that it faces now. When AP emerged in the 1950s, and for decades thereafter, poor and minority ... More


Elite Dropouts

Chester E. Finn and Andrew E. Scanlan

in Learning in the Fast Lane: The Past, Present, and Future of Advanced Placement

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691178721
eISBN:
9780691185828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691178721.003.0011
Subject:
Education, Higher and Further Education

This chapter examines how elite private schools rejected the Advanced Placement (AP) program. Advanced Placement emerged in large part from the labors of a small cadre of representatives from ... More


Poor Kids Advance, Too

Chester E. Finn and Andrew E. Scanlan

in Learning in the Fast Lane: The Past, Present, and Future of Advanced Placement

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691178721
eISBN:
9780691185828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691178721.003.0003
Subject:
Education, Higher and Further Education

This chapter examines the developments in Advanced Placement (AP) from the years following its first two decades up to the mid-1990s. By the late 1970s, a profound directional shift began with the ... More


Growing AP in Gotham

Chester E. Finn and Andrew E. Scanlan

in Learning in the Fast Lane: The Past, Present, and Future of Advanced Placement

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691178721
eISBN:
9780691185828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691178721.003.0006
Subject:
Education, Higher and Further Education

This chapter assesses how the nation's largest school district, New York City, is tackling its own Advanced Placement (AP) challenge. In 2018, the city's Department of Education (DOE) housed more AP ... More


Does Platinum Bend? Standards under Stress

Chester E. Finn and Andrew E. Scanlan

in Learning in the Fast Lane: The Past, Present, and Future of Advanced Placement

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691178721
eISBN:
9780691185828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691178721.003.0010
Subject:
Education, Higher and Further Education

This chapter argues that the greatest asset of the Advanced Placement (AP) program over nearly seven decades has been its capacity to set and maintain lofty academic standards for high school ... More


Competition Stiffens

Chester E. Finn and Andrew E. Scanlan

in Learning in the Fast Lane: The Past, Present, and Future of Advanced Placement

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691178721
eISBN:
9780691185828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691178721.003.0009
Subject:
Education, Higher and Further Education

This chapter discusses dual credit (DC) in its complexity, with a particular focus on how it has unfolded in Texas. It also looks at several other alternatives to Advanced Placement (AP): the ... More


Learning in the Fast Lane: The Past, Present, and Future of Advanced Placement

Chester E. Finn and Andrew E. Scanlan

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691178721
eISBN:
9780691185828
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691178721.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Higher and Further Education

The Advanced Placement (AP) program stands as the foremost source of college-level academics for millions of high school students in the United States and beyond. More than 22,000 schools now ... More


In Suburbia

Chester E. Finn and Andrew E. Scanlan

in Learning in the Fast Lane: The Past, Present, and Future of Advanced Placement

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691178721
eISBN:
9780691185828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691178721.003.0007
Subject:
Education, Higher and Further Education

This chapter explores the Advanced Placement (AP) program in suburban school districts. Even as urban centers like Fort Worth and New York typify today's livelier venues for AP expansion, the program ... More


Advanced Placement Fights the Culture Wars

Chester E. Finn and Andrew E. Scanlan

in Learning in the Fast Lane: The Past, Present, and Future of Advanced Placement

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691178721
eISBN:
9780691185828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691178721.003.0012
Subject:
Education, Higher and Further Education

This chapter addresses how the Advanced Placement (AP) program became entangled with both partisans and critics of “liberal education.” Conflicts between devotees of liberal education on the one hand ... More


The Greatest Gift We Ever Shall Receive

Jill Ogline Titus

in Brown's Battleground: Students, Segregationists, and the Struggle for Justice in Prince Edward County, Virginia

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835074
eISBN:
9781469602455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869369_titus.8
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on Moses Scott, who was a participant in the AFSC's Emergency Placement Program, which matched Prince Edward students eager to continue their education with host families and ... More


Introduction

Chester E. Finn and Andrew E. Scanlan

in Learning in the Fast Lane: The Past, Present, and Future of Advanced Placement

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691178721
eISBN:
9780691185828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691178721.003.0001
Subject:
Education, Higher and Further Education

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the Advanced Placement (AP) program. Advanced Placement is a privately operated, mostly privately financed, and almost entirely voluntary curricular ... More


The Process of Vocationalization: Mechanisms and Structures

Steven Brint and Jerome Karabel

in The Diverted Dream: Community Colleges and the Promise of Educational Opportunity in America, 1900-1985

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195048155
eISBN:
9780197560044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195048155.003.0011
Subject:
Education, Organization and Management of Education

An atmosphere of amiable routine now surrounds North Shore Community College in the Boston suburb of Beverly. Still located on a main downtown thorough-fare, as it has been since it opened in 1965, ... More


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