'Local Control' Front and Center at Senate IB Hearing, Bedford Patch, Ryan O'Connor, 5/1/12

posted May 2, 2012, 3:57 AM by Bill Duncan

Supporters and opponents of International Baccalaureate turn out in force.

By Ryan O'Connor
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May 1, 2012

More than 100 current and former Bedford and Merrimack Valley students, teachers and parents filled two rooms and the hallway outside to have their voice heard concerning House Bill 1403, which would effectively kill the International Baccalaureate (IB) program in New Hampshire.

Since Bedford and Merrimack Valley are the lone school districts to implement the program (Bedford offers IB courses in grades 11 and 12, and MV provides courses throughout its grades), the vast majority of those who spoke resided in those respective areas.

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