College Board and Neoliberalism

In the 2012-2013 school year, more than double the high school students took Advancement Placement exams than the number of students that took them ten years ago. Students recognize that taking AP exams will benefit them once they enter a college or university, but the price of one exam is about ninety dollars. On the other hand, California community colleges are free for high school students and provide the same benefits.
The actions of College Board show how Neoliberalism continues to enter the education sector. College Board wedged its products in and now these products are more of a necessity than they were ten years ago. Students see AP exams as a way to increase their chance of getting into a good university rather than as a way to prepare for higher education.
Do you think state governments should make community college classes more accessible to reduce the influence of College Board?


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