Cherylyn Harley LeBon

As someone who has been fortunate enough to live, work, and study in several countries, I appreciate the value of what an IB education can provide American students. I hope my own children will develop a curiosity to live and work internationally.

The IB program has been offering academic programs to schools for nearly 40 years and in nearly 3,400 schools in 141 countries. Over 1000 universities in the United States accept the IB diploma as a mark of academic achievement, including John Hopkins, MIT, the US Air Force Academy, and the US Naval Academy. If the IB curriculum is good enough for the Naval and Air Force Academies, shouldn't it be good enough for high school students in New Hampshire?

Our country is facing a myriad of problems: unemployment, escalating debt, and instability in the Middle East. As a mom to two young children, I worry about the future they will face and the debt they will inherit. The education and preparation of our children to function in a dynamic world is essential to equip them for that future. We should be proud of and encourage education through programs like the IB program.

Cherylyn Harley LeBon

Cherylyn Harley LeBon is a wife, mother, commentator, and former Senior Counsel on Senate Judiciary Committee.

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