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You have probably heard that some districts have been experimenting with cash as an achievement incentive. A program in New York City is laying out some hefty change to get its students to pass AP tests. Obvious questions arise about the wisdom and effectiveness of rewarding students this way for wading into AP. It's just another intriguing facet of the debate about AP gatekeeping. It's been cycling over and over so much that it needs its own theme song. (any suggestions?) It used to be commonplace for schools to admit to AP classes only the students they perceived as most ...


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