Analysis: Low-income Texas students have less access to AP courses

12/7/2009 | Dallas Morning News (free registration), The

Advanced Placement courses are more readily available in affluent Texas schools than they are at lower-income schools, according to an analysis by The Dallas Morning News. The analysis also showed waning support for programs that encourage economically disadvantaged students to enroll in AP classes. "Traditionally underserved schools have fewer resources and less of a college-going culture, and historically are not providing the same level of access [to AP courses] as other schools," an AP official said.

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