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Tue., May 18, 2010, 9:53 a.m.

Local IB Protest Makes Washington Post

Not for the first time we have protesters -- this time in Idaho -- trying to get the International Baccalaureate program tossed out of schools because, they say, it is, anti-American. Usually the most serious threat to the IB is its sort-of rival, the Advanced Placement program. But allegations that the international education program is not only anti-American but also Marxist and anti-Christian have led to controversies in recent years in several states, including Utah, Michigan and Pennsylvania. The program isn’t any of the things the protesters say it is. IB is a rigorous program for students ages 3 to 19, now in about 3,000 schools, in 139 countries, that teaches students to understand issues from an international perspective/Valerie Strauss, The Answer Sheet, Washington Post. More here.

H/T: Nick Adams

Question: Are you surprised that the local protest has caught the attention of the Washington Post?




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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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