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Successful School Curriculum Under Attack

Deep Thought 42 Wrote: Aug 03, 2012 10:02 AM
This is a subject VERY dear to me. Both my sons were accepted into the IB program here. Neither went. They both decided to go to a magnet school (also public) instead. The IB program was most assuredly 'one size fits all'. My youngest is a math wiz. He was ready to take precalc as a freshman in hs. The IB school said he couldn't do that - precalc was a 3d year course, so he would either have to take dipsh*t math as a time killer or no math for 2 years. Neither was acceptable. We put him in a STEM magnet program (Middleton, in Tampa). He is now going into his 3d year. As he got a 5 on the calc BC AP test, he will be taking calc 3 and 4 (vector calc and diff eq), and physics at a local community college.
Deep Thought 42 Wrote: Aug 03, 2012 10:02 AM
He (and his school) are into robotics. is team (the school has 3) won the FL state championships which gave them a bid to the world championships - which they also won!

I would say he made the right choice.

IB is good for those who believe in cookie cutter 'little John Kerrys').
Hunrodr Wrote: Aug 03, 2012 10:53 AM
Grats deep.....hope4 i have some of the same results here.

As a longtime school choice advocate, I am always in favor of giving parents the tools they need to ensure their children receive a high quality education, which is necessary to compete in today’s global marketplace. And as a visiting professor of law at Liberty University and former associate professor at Xavier University, I know how a rigorous education is critical for students to be prepared to get the most value out of their time at college.

Therefore, I am disturbed by a recent development in states such as Idaho, where members of the school board are questioning the worth...