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Old 03-30-2010, 01:52 PM
 
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I decided to check and see if any of the Dallas private schools are IB. There are two:

The Westwood School
The Dallas International School

Now according to another poster in the City Data fora:

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The "best" private schools in Dallas are in North Dallas. They are:

St. Mark's School for Boys (tuition 20,500)
Hockaday school for girls (tuition 19,600)
Greenhill School (tuition 19,200)
Episcopal School of Dallas (tuition 20,700)
Cistercian school for boys (in Irving) (tuition 13,000)
None of which are IB.

Ah, you posted as I was posting. Let me ask you this. Will our children be competing in a socialist global market controlled by the IMF? Or a capitalist free market out of the United States?
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Old 03-30-2010, 01:53 PM
 
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My alma mater is instituting IB and NOT eliminating AP. Also there will continue to be dual-credit courses and now a STEM academy for math and science. Sorry it won't fit into your neat little 'indoctrination' diatribe.

TXNGL -- you tell him!
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Old 03-30-2010, 01:54 PM
 
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[SIZE=3]"Isolate them in new surroundings apart from old friends or reference-points; [/SIZE]
[SIZE=3]-IB is often implemented as a “magnet” program whereby students are bused to a remote location to attend IB. Even in non-magnet situations, IB students are often scheduled differently than non-IB students and tend to stick together."[/SIZE]
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[SIZE=3]From your homepage. Duh! Of course they're scheduled differently. So are AP students. How else are you going to run the program? [/SIZE]
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[SIZE=3]The magnet thing is just plain funny. Dallas has award winning magnet schools. My daughter goes to one. It'd be pretty tough to run a magnet school with the kids spread out all over Dallas. [/SIZE]

This is just one example from that one page. You don't think this is stretching at all?
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Old 03-30-2010, 02:00 PM
 
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I decided to check and see if any of the Dallas private schools are IB. There are two:

The Westwood School
The Dallas International School

Now according to another poster in the City Data fora:

None of which are IB.

Ah, you posted as I was posting. Let me ask you this. Will our children be competing in a socialist global market controlled by the IMF? Or a capitalist free market out of the United States?
But I can tell you that all or most of them talk about a "global perspective" in their literature. That's the straw man.
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Old 03-30-2010, 02:07 PM
 
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Ah, you posted as I was posting. Let me ask you this. Will our children be competing in a socialist global market controlled by the IMF? Or a capitalist free market out of the United States?>>

I don't know much about the IMF. I'm speaking as a capitalist. The parents who are sending their kids to these prestigious schools that use terms you find offensive, are the epitome of capitalism!

Last edited by TXNGL; 03-30-2010 at 02:07 PM.. Reason: Typo
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Old 03-30-2010, 02:20 PM
 
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TXNGL - that website is a hoot! It goes from Liberal Fascist IB, to Anne Coulter in Canada to IB Al Quida (sic).. I knew a John Bircher back in the day ("Get US OUT of the United Nations!" giant sign in the front yard) but this is truly some paranoid poppyc*ck.
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Old 03-30-2010, 02:23 PM
 
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TXNGL - that website is a hoot! It goes from Liberal Fascist IB, to Anne Coulter in Canada to IB Al Quida (sic).. I knew a John Bircher back in the day ("Get US OUT of the United Nations!" giant sign in the front yard) but this is truly some paranoid poppyc*ck.
Yep! This is exactly what I'm talking about. I don't know why people insist on using "The sky is falling" techniques when there is plenty of real criticism of an issue. Think "Death Panels."
I have nothing for or against the IB program, I just have a problem with hysteria.
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Old 03-30-2010, 02:33 PM
 
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Have to drop this fun debate now. I'm off to the bust stop to pick up my daughter. Time for her to come home from her cult meeting...er...I mean school. ;-P
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Old 03-30-2010, 02:46 PM
 
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No doubt she will be espousing Karl Marx at the dinner table..tsk, tsk, those 'government schools'!
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Old 03-30-2010, 02:57 PM
 
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Have to drop this fun debate now. I'm off to the bust stop to pick up my daughter. Time for her to come home from her cult meeting...er...I mean school. ;-P

I saw the little kids in the "regular" classes come out of school today with tinfoil hats.
The IB kids came out w/ backpacks full of books and classic literature books they had to read as well as their musical instruments.
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