AP Program Assumes Larger Role

April 25, 2001

Expressing the belief that “America’s young people are a lot smarter than we give them credit for,” then-U.S. Secretary of Education Richard W. Riley issued a challenge to the nation’s high schools in February of last year.

Offer at least one Advanced Placement course by the fall of 2001, he said at a Washington gathering, and add one more each year for the next 10 years.