The College Board's profits forthe most recent year for which records were available, were 8. The only way to stop the College Boards of the world is to expose them.
The source material used must be cited in the essay in order to be considered legitimate. Sounds pretty good.
To work, they typically wear a patina of respectability. To me, the most serious count against Advanced Placement courses is that the AP curriculum leads to rigid stultification -- a kind of mindless genuflection to a prescribed plan of study that squelches creativity and free inquiry.
During the reading time, students may read the prompts and examine the documents.