The pleas were direct and concise, the kind of writing that scorers of Advanced Placement exams might appreciate.
"Money is tight," wrote one West Hartford teen to Hall High School administrators. "Dad's hours got cut, my hours got cut, my mom's hours got cut.""I don't have enough money to pay for myself," another student wrote.
Thousands of Connecticut teens are preparing for AP exams in May, hoping a good score in subjects such as European history and macroeconomics can earn them college credit. But for the newly needy, an extra hurdle has surfaced: paying the $86 fee charged to take each three-hour test....
Sunday, April 12, 2009
This from the Hartford Courant: