American Curriculum: Myths and Facts



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Over the past few years we have listened to multiple myths emerge from the mouths of teachers, administrators and owners of American Curriculum schools in the MENA region. Successful implementation of this curriculum model requires parents, educators, policymakers, and all stakeholders to have the facts about what American curriculum is and is not. Below are some myths to watch out for and the facts to use when you hear them.

Myth: The American curriculum is easy.

Fact: Many times this emerges when there is a comparison drawn between the American curriculum and other curriculum models. This statement does not take into effect that many models exist when it comes to American curriculum. For example, there are magnet schools, charter schools, art-focused schools and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) schools. Each one is unique and has…

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