The U.S. Department of Education announced the award of more than $21.5 million in grants to 43 states to cover all or part of the fees charged to low-income students for taking Advanced Placement tests. . . .
"These will help eliminate financial roadblocks for more low-income students and allow them to fully benefit from the AP program,” Duncan said.Yes, those nasty financial roadblocks for which there are no excuses. Does one know whether to laugh or cry?
Clearly, it looks like the $750,000 that the College Board spent on lobbying last year is paying off big time. Here is a clip from PalyVoice, which had an informative spread in May 2012 (my bolds):