According to the New York Times, Scarsdale High School has decided to get rid of their Advanced Placement classes, including AP Physics, replacing them with a new curriculum that cost “$40,000 to bring in 25 professors from Harvard, Yale, New York University and other top colleges.”
“We have the luxury of being able to move beyond the A.P.,” John Klemme, Scarsdale’s principal, said in a recent interview. “If people called it a gold curriculum in the past, I refer to this version as the platinum curriculum.”
What’s the change in this new “platinum curriculum” as far as physics is concerned?
Physics students now study string theory — a hot topic in some college courses that is absent from the Advanced Placement exam.