Annually about 600,000 or more academically meritorious students who are not financially strong usually Black or Latino students have not been able to apply for Advanced Placement courses. In fact many of them also do not have an idea about these courses which have been offering profiting accelerated curriculum and would be beneficial in leading them towards college credits.
Due to entrenched perceptions several of the students have been detained amongst teachers and administrators, whose referrals have been needed for enrollment, about who belongs in what has for long provided assistance as an elite preserve within the area of public schools.
The Education Trust director, Christina Theokas also stated that there are several teachers who also do not have much faith in programs as these are meant for all children or kids who come from low income family will not be able to succeed much in such kinds of classes. She further stated that if those underrepresented students were able to participate in AP courses such as the other white students or the elite peers, then the classes would have more students, approximately 614,500.
So as to overcome hindrances such as these, there are several district schools such as Cincinnati, Boston and Washington have off late started to commence with expandable Advanced Placement courses so as to enroll greater number of Hispanic and black students, kids who come from less income families, or those children who aspire to be the first generation in their family who visit college.
In the Washington State, during spring, legislation was passed that encouraged practically every district to join hands with these kinds of advanced courses, that is any student who qualifies the Preliminary SAT exam or bare minimum state standardized tests.
There are several critics who claim that these A.P. classes are like the prep tests and supporters also say that help to nurture the culture of learning amongst students. At Freedom High School, Humberto Fuentes who is one of the students who will be appearing for the first A.P. classes in Economics and English Literature states that this was the very first time for him when he had been around peers who enjoyed taking classes.
He also states that in regular classes students tend to distracts others with music and videos being played normally between classes, whilst in these A.P. classes, students will display stuff from the text itself and enjoy it as something fun and interesting.