An education bubble? Data from the explosion of AP tests

(Blog Post) One datum that suggests an irrational bubble in education is that a much larger fraction of the population is going to college now, and that not surprisingly the average IQ of college students has declined by about 2/3 s.d. -- admissions boards began to scrape deeper down into the sludgebucket of society. Full Story »

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Jane Mashburn Ingles
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by Jane Mashburn Ingles - May. 5, 2009

I am a Senior Citizen who graduated high school before the advent of AP and Honors classes. I think that I learned just as much, if not more, than in either an AP or an Honors class since it depends on the students themselves as to what they learn. Back in the late 50s when I graduated from high school, SAT tests and then placement tests when one got to college were used. I was able to exempt several courses simply because I had already had that in school or read a book about it. The key to the whole thing is to have the child read and read a lot on a lot of subjects

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