'These are all fake news,' said the honor student. He was wrong.


September 6, 2017

This fall, 16-year-old Chris will be taking IB Math, IB Business, IB Literature and IB Physics at Annandale High School in Northern Virginia. “IB” means the classes are part of the rigorous International Baccalaureate program, which means Chris is, as he put it, “super smart.” So committed to being smart is Chris that he chose to spend one of his final days of summer at an IB prep program that he heard would look good on his college applications. And that’s how Chris ended up in the classroom where he — and all of his super-smart classmates — were about to discover a subject that they were not so very smart about.

“What,” asked their instructor for the day, “is fake news?”



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