Letters to the Editor

Micro-managing education

The College Board announced with great excitement last Friday, Aug. 21, that Illinois has passed a law requiring public universities to grant AP credit for any student who has earned a 3, 4 or 5 on their AP tests. It’s not enough that the federal government is micro-managing education, now state governments are doing it, too.

AP tests are scored 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. By forcing Southern Illinois University and University of Illinois to take AP scores of 3, 4 and 5, the state is saying that if you have at least a 60 percent score on a 5 point scale, you should get college credit. Not only is this micro-managing, it’s dumbing down. too.

Only Illinois can get two bad results for the price of one.

Phillip E. Paeltz, headmaster

The Governor French Academy, Belleville

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