Push toward AP classes questioned by educators, parents in Md.

01/20/2014 | Baltimore Sun, The

Some parents and educators in Maryland are reconsidering whether Advanced Placement courses -- and their demands -- are necessary. A group of parents in Baltimore County say schools should be honest about the demands of the classes. Trevor Packer, who leads the AP program for the College Board, said students shouldn't take AP courses just to stand out in college admissions. "I want students to take AP because they want to learn at a higher level and they are passionate about that subject," Packer said.

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