Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Home, home depot, AP classes.


Jeremy's back from NYC today.  He took the train down this morning and headed into work.  We went to Home Depot tonight for life-sized angry bird catapult parts.


Going back to Vince's schedule - Vickey noted that Vince, as a sophomore, is taking AP US Gov and that when we were teenagers, no one took that until their senior year.  There has been some sort of grade inflation/acceleration going on in the 30 years since I've been in high school.  In Vince's grade, there are *8* classes of AP US Gov.  If you estimate the total class size of about 500 and the US Gov class size as 30-35, then it seems like about half of the kids in the grade are taking this sophomore AP class.  Maybe I'm mistaken and the 8 classes are spread out among the sophomores, juniors & seniors.  Still, it's a lot of classes.  

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