By Sarah Jones
It’s May, and for many high school students that means one thing: It’s time to take Advanced Placement (AP) exams.
The barrage of testing is something of a springtime ritual for many high school students across the land. Teenagers take AP exams to prove that they are able to handle the more challenging work they will encounter in college. In some cases, students can earn college credit while still in high school by taking AP courses.
AP exams, therefore, are rigorous, and the task of preparing students to pass them now supports an entire industry. Raising the stakes even higher, AP success is often essential to winning a coveted slot at an elite university.
But if some ultra-conservative groups have their way, that could change very soon.