International Baccalaureate - New World Order and American EducationSubmitted by mdefarge on Tue, 06/05/2012 - 10:34
The New York Times reports that now is the time of year when the "Best High Schools Lists" are published by various national and local magazines. As the article notes, appearance on these lists is coveted by high schools and their communities. "Property values rise near best high schools. Parents will fight to the death for best high schools. Best teachers and best principals want to work in best high schools." http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/04/education/in-best-high-sch...
Now note the following variables used by Newsweek for a school to make their list: "Newsweek uses six variables:
On-time graduation rate (weighted 25 percent);
percent of graduates accepted to college (25 percent);
A.P. and International Baccalaureate tests per student (25 percent);
average SAT/ACT score (10 percent);
Average A.P./International Baccalaureate score (10 percent); and
A.P./International Baccalaureate courses per student (5 percent)."
THREE of SIX variables depend on "International Baccalaureate" coursework. Sounds like a darned good incentive for schools to get on board! So what is IB curriculum? I'll make a comparison to Agenda 21 and ICLEI.
The United Nations' Agenda 21 is a global environmental, economic, and social agenda; it calls for global government to enforce the same. ICLEI (the International Council for Environmental Initiative, a.k.a. Local Governments for Sustainability) is one means by which Agenda 21's goals are being executed at the state, county, and town level, via local boards and environmental committees. "ICLEI...is an association of over 1220 local government Members who are committed to sustainable development. Our Members come from 70 different countries and represent more than 569,885,000 people." http://www.iclei.org/index.php?id=about
Similarly, the International Baccalaureate Organization is connected to UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization: "The IB has been recognized as a NGO of UNESCO since 1970 and currently has the status of "formal consultative relations as a network" with UNESCO. IB representatives participate regularly in UNESCO meetings and comment on UNESCO proposals in education. Some projects have received UNESCO funding..." http://www.ibo.org/partnerships/governments/index.cfm
How the IB describes itself: "The International Baccalaureate® (IB) is a non-profit educational foundation, motivated by its mission, focused on the student. Our three programmes for students aged 3 to 19 help develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world. Founded in 1968, we currently work with 3,408 schools in 141 countries to develop and offer three challenging programmes to over 1,021,000 students aged 3 to 19 years." http://www.ibo.org/general/who.cfm
In other words, what ICLEI is to the environment (better stated, "in the name of" the environment), IB is to education - elitist global dogma executed at the local level through schools: American education brought to you by the New World Order. Talk about a propaganda coup!
I only learned of IB last year, when an acquaintance took issue with her daughter's Social Studies curriculum, namely, the "textbook" - The People's History of the United States, by Howard Zinn, who was an anti-American communist sympathizer. I own many books, and they reflect different points of view. But as I mentioned on some other DP thread, while I have rarely stuffed a book in the garbage, I made an exception for that one. I found it repulsive.
The poor parents. They'd previously registered a complaint as to a book required in AP Economics in which the author describes Jesus Christ as a "wine guzzling vagrant." Prior to that, it had been English class required reading - cult trash published by MTV that, aside from vulgarity throughout or, say, the depiction of guidance counselors as dope peddlers, vividly explores a variety of sexual practices, including bestiality (known as "dumbing deviance down"). These parents - finding themselves pitted against an enormous block of liberal school board members, teachers, parents, and students - had given up the fight by the time the Social Studies issue surfaced. Well, that's New York for you, protecting bodies (from sugar and fats) while poisoning souls and minds.
By the way, I found a 2008 DP post related to this issue. At the time, IB claimed 596,000 students. In four years, it's almost doubled. P.S. The U.S. accounts for the lion's share of participating schools - public & private.
I urge you to check out IB, including the following site, an investigation of the program: "Truth About IB." http://truthaboutib.com/ Here you will find much information re the negatives, including a power-point presentation on the issue of its unconstitutionality, the names of cities in the midst of protest and those that have succeeded in expunging it from their schools, parents' testimonials, and more.
Also check out the following on IB by Tom DeWeese (activist against Agenda 21/ICLEI) of the American Policy Center:
U.N. POISONS U.S. EDUCATION WITH OUR TAX DOLLARS
WHY WE NEED 'THE FREEDOM IN EDUCATION ACT'
CONGRESS MUST GET US OUT OF U.N.E.S.C.O., AGAIN!
Pass the info on to family, friends, tea party groups, etc. And urge people to KNOW what books their children are reading. While parents can't be expected to read all that students are assigned, parents can flip through textbooks; plus children DO know their family's values. My friend who was chagrined to learn of curriculum in her school district found a "litmus test" of sorts. She simply asked her daughter, "Would I like this book?"
We need to WAKE UP, America!
This all represents just ONE MORE reason to support RON PAUL, the ONLY CANDIDATE who has taken a stand against the United Nations, with global policies and associations that jeopardize our sovereignty. These policies have been supported by both Democrat and Republican administrations. He also supports alternatives to sending children to the propaganda institutions our schools have become. He supports homeschooling and education freedom. http://www.ronpaul2012.com/the-issues/homeschooling/
It's also a good reason to cancel a subscription to Newsweek, promoting the global agenda.