A new topic for me to learn about: the IB program. I’ve just recently discovered this curriculum. A cousin of mine is teaching at a UN school overseas using this program, and I understand her to be very satisfied with it.
I’ve been reading more about what they offer. The program does not appear to be available to homeschoolers, but I still am trying to understand why they believe they offer the most rigorous and superior education out there.
A few links:
I was talking to my homeschooling girlfriend about the IB program. (Her son was early accepted to U of Penn this year). Her take on their curriculum was not so positive. The statistics do not appear to add up. The kids in these programs are not getting high SAT scores. They are not ending up in the Ivies, or becoming proficient in a foreign language as is required. The program is very expensive, and mystery seems to surround the curriculum as to keep the parents in the dark.
I, truthfully, have no idea, but I do plan on researching this topic. Please post if you have any insight or background with this curriculum so that others may benefit.
P.S.-finally bought an I-PAD! The problem is I don’t have the time to even open the package and read about it! We’ve had it for 2 weeks.