Each section of AP Lang began thought-provoking discussions about the current state of education in America. In 1B, part of the discussion referenced the advantages that some students receive based on the income level of their parents. Here is a 2011 New York Times article that discusses a study Michael Hurwitz conducted on legacy admissions in elite institutions. This article is just one of many about the topic. If you’re interested in the subject, Hurwitz published a book entitled Affirmative Action for the Rich. This article previews some of the text’s main assertions. We will continue these discussions throughout the year.
Finally, we also briefly discussed the limitations presented by the structure of many school systems. Sir Ken Robinson’s TED Talk explores the idea of how schools may kill creativity in students.