About the Book by Annie Abrams Titled “Short Changed: How Advanced Placement Cheats Students”

Form a Washington Post review by David Perry headlined “How the Advanced Placement curriculum undermined its original goals”:

In the 1950s, mired in the thick of the Cold War, a small group of educators — all White men at elite institutions — came up with an idea. What if promising high school students could take advanced classes, engage with the liberal arts and be lifted into top colleges even if they came from nonelite backgrounds? Those demonstrating potential could, they imagined, move more quickly past the rote drudgery of high school and into the pursuit of knowledge that was, in their estimation, America’s core advantage over the Soviet Union.