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Advanced Placement Advanced Placement courses and Honors courses are crucial elements in developing a successful college student If students do well in Advanced Placement and Honor courses in high school they are relatively accurate indicators of how well that student will perform in a challenging college environment The University of California campuses are academically challenging environments Therefore a student must be well prepared to be able to compete in these environments AP and Honors courses have been widely criticized because they are not available in every high school across the nation and that some students take the courses not to gain knowledge or to prepare for college but to gain an added advantage when applying to universities AP and Honors courses are merely extra challenging courses that students can take to challenge their intellect and also to gain experience in college level classes They are also better indicators of intelligence and college preparedness than the SATs The University of California campuses should continue using AP and honors courses as admissions factors because they are great indicators of how successful a student will be in college There are many arguments being made about how unfair and unnecessary Advanced Placement and Honors courses are A main argument being made against AP and Honors courses is that they give an added advantage to students who live in academically inclined neighborhoods and that they give a significant disadvantage to students who are raised in neighborhoods where academics are not as stressed Dr Kati Haycock director of the education trust comments I worry about this for the very kids for whom the AP courses are being argued-thats minority and poor kids If you look at a high school master schedule youll find that the very best educated teachers are teaching AP which has historically been the province of the most well off kids You end up maybe advantaging a few more kids but creating huge and greater disadvantages
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