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Op-Ed: AP courses worthwhile, but college credit not sure thing

I join The Tribune in congratulating the 22,088 Utah students who took Advanced Placement courses and exams last spring (“AP high point,” Our View, Sept. 29). I took AP English and AP chemistry in high school, and I consider my AP teachers among the five most influential of my entire life.
However, after 37 years teaching college English (32 at BYU), I’ve learned that AP courses are best considered as preparation, not substitutes, for college courses. I caution high school students and parents ...

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