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Finding Classroom Rigor in a Global Curriculum

by Bill Hayes

The New York Times’ Room for Debate lets various knowledgeable contributors discuss news events and other timely issues. One recent debate covered: Finding Classroom Rigor in a Global Curriculum.

The latest in a series of editorials on improving math and science education in the United States called for better nourishing gifted students and accelerating their instruction. Some educators say the best way to do this is by offering the rigorous global curriculum known as the International Baccalaureate.

Should U.S. schools offer these baccalaureate programs, either exclusively or in addition to traditional high school diplomas? [more]