In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, bh@anarres.CS.Berkeley.EDU (Brian Harvey) wrote:
>Indeed, these days many high school students take 7 or 8 AP courses in order >to look better on college applications. I think it's a shame; the classes >often aren't as good as real college classes, especially when they're full of >kids who aren't really interested in the topics. >
And every student in a "real college class" of Calculus I is actually INTERESTED in Calculus? Not likely, and given that in many large schools, Calculus I is taught to huge lecture halls of students, perhaps students are opting for "normal" sized AP classes in high school where questions can be answered, discussions held, and approachable teachers who can actaully know who they are.