Learning in the Fast Lane: The Past, Present, and Future of Advanced Placement (Paperback)

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The first book to tell the story of the Advanced Placement program--the gold standard for academic rigor in U.S. high schools and beyond

The Advanced Placement program stands as the foremost source of college-level academics for millions of high school students in the United States and beyond. More than 22,000 schools now participate in it, across nearly forty subjects, from Latin and art to calculus and computer science. Yet remarkably little has been known about how this nongovernmental program became one of the greatest success stories in K-12 education--until now. In Learning in the Fast Lane, Chester Finn and Andrew Scanlan, two of America's most respected education analysts, offer a groundbreaking account of one of the most important educational initiatives of our time.

About the Author


Chester E. Finn, Jr., is a distinguished senior fellow and president emeritus at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute and a senior fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution. His books include Exam Schools: Inside America's Most Selective Public High Schools (Princeton). Andrew E. Scanlan was formerly a research and policy associate at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780691216911
ISBN-10: 0691216916
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication Date: May 11th, 2021
Pages: 296
Language: English