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Advanced Placement: Enhancement or Detraction?

Michael Rosenzweig
High School AP U.S. History Teacher (Highland Park, IL)

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If we want to tell the stories, give the students time to mull over their meaning and provide them with the supportive atmosphere to express their views orally and in writing, then the perennial "paper chase" toward test prep has got to stop.  Read more »

Barbara Tischler
High School Director of Curriculum and Professional Development (New York, NY)

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"I'm fixing a hole where the rain gets in and stops my mind from wandering where it will go. . . " How does an old Beatles' song relate to AP United States History?  Read more »

Heather Steven
High School AP U.S. History Teacher (Annapolis, MD)

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Does AP U.S. History enhance or distract student learning? Overall, I believe that the AP U.S. History program is extremely beneficial to students.  Read more »

David Ko
High School Teacher (San Francisco, CA)

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It is undeniable that AP U.S. History both enhances and distracts. My belief is that its benefits are guaranteed and universal, and its distractions are limited and variable.  Read more »

Michael Anderson
International Relations and Global Studies Lecturer (University of Texas at Austin)

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An effective class, especially for high school students, requires ongoing support and vigilance that I simply was not able to provide from afar.  Read more »

Nathaniel Jobe
High School Teacher (Lynchburg and Woodberry Forest, VA)

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All survey courses pose a common dilemma: superficiality vs. complexity. [. . .] It's the breadth vs. depth dilemma.  Read more »