Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education

African Americans/AP courses
Page 1 of 1

Author:  Ashley Gentry [ Mon Nov 20, 2006 10:01 pm ]
Post subject:  African Americans/AP courses

I was reading an article online about African Americans and AP courses. ... 992_pf.htm

The article discusses how African Americans in Montgomery County are more likely to take AP courses than Whites. The article states "Five years ago, barely one-third of African Americans participated in such classes, despite the county's reputation as a national leader in college prep. Now, a black student in Montgomery is more likely to take an AP test than a white student elsewhere in the nation." It also says "The county's achievement is striking because the national surge in Advanced Placement testing has largely left black students behind."

I think that this is a great step towards equality between Whites and African Americans. It shows our racist society that just because you are a certain color doesnt mean that you are not as smart or cant succeed. I think that this is a great study to encourage African Americans to step up :) What do you guys think?

Page 1 of 1 All times are UTC - 5 hours
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group