California May Ban Extra Points for AP Courses

California's public universities would no longer let applicants use grade-point averages that give extra weight to honors or Advanced Placement courses, under a legislative proposal for a new state master plan for education. Proponents of the proposal say the move will help improve the quality of all high-school courses, while critics see it as a misguided effort to increase the enrollment of minority students who do not, on average, take as many honors and AP courses as other students