In New Jersey, Thousands of Black and Hispanic Students Are Shut Out of AP Classes
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Patrick Wall, Chalkbeat Newark
When Rasheed Adewole’s friends from other high schools used to complain about their heaps of homework, he would feel a flood of shame.
Adewole, who is Nigerian American, was on the losing end of a stark divide in New Jersey. Black, Hispanic, or low-income students are far less likely than their white and Asian peers to take the most rigorous high school courses, including Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate, which often serve as springboards to college.