This has been a topic that keeps popping up now that I am researching homeschooling high school. I recently attended a homescooling high school meeting and learned that this AP obsession is not only confined to traditionally schooled children. Homeschoolers are also taking full loads of AP classes, spending weekends locked in bedrooms studying, stressing about quantity over quality, and losing touch with family and friends in the pursuit of a 5.0 GPA.
I discovered this at joyfullearner.blogspot.com.
Fascinating 12 minutes.