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International Baccalaureate - New World Order and American Education

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
http://www.unwatch.com/td032204.shtml;
WHY WE NEED 'THE FREEDOM IN EDUCATION ACT'
http://www.newswithviews.com/DeWeese/tom41.htm; and
CONGRESS MUST GET US OUT OF U.N.E.S.C.O., AGAIN!
http://www.newswithviews.com/DeWeese/tom15.htm

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.




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I'm in IB

I initially chose to enter it because I thought it was merely the highest level program, academically, in public high school. My school does it as a 4 year program, so I decided to enter it as a 13 year old 8th grader who still adhered to his parents left-wing political views and did not understand the evils of an irrationalistic, altruistic globalist education.

Now, I am in my Junior year, and I am sticking with it just for the purposes of getting into a better college.

Some of you might think that the criticisms of IB's globalistic indoctrination are exaggerated. I can assure you, they are not. There is no shortage of talk about "becoming citizens of a global community." This is injected into almost every class, though more so in some than in others; it pervades English (and I'm guessing it does pervade Economics, too, but my teacher for that class doesn't seem to really put up with nonsense, and so far there hasn't been Keynesian indoctrination, he's even shown John Stossel vids!), whereas it doesn't appear much in math or science.

There is also the "CAS" program which sets very high requirements for doing hours in "creativity, action, and service" and requires written reflections and all sorts of other nonsense.

I have had fears that some of my fellow students were getting an extra dose of indoctrination, but many seem fairly resistant to the second level of it.

As for me, I'm awake and they can't put me back to sleep, so I've been extracting what I can out from the nonsense and trying to ignore it, thought it annoys me. In general, I am one of those people who does not like school because it feels boring and inane. But, yes, the IB is as bad as people say.

If anyone has questions about the IB, feel free to ask them and I'll answer to the best of my abilities.

NH Group Fighting This

Happy to note that ONLY Ron Paul filed legislation in 2004 to ban these UN programs from our schools.
During Pawlenty's reign in Minnesota, to her credit, Michelle Bachmann tried to stop it there, but neocon one-worlder Pawlenty was proud to make it prominently available in Minn schools and even made a video of his pronouncement. In NH we had a wacky state school board member, a republican no less, try to institute programs like the ONE campaign, to further promote the UN's goals in our schools and wanted NH to be an 'incubator' for these programs! NOTHING LIKE USING OUR KIDS FOR POLITICAL MULES for the UN, eh?

In NH we are fighting the implementation of this UN brainwashing program which is so far in one high school and district wide (K-12) in another area which means parents have no choice unless they pay more for private school or home school. It has been one of the focal issues of the national education watchdog group I set up a few years back US Public Education Information Network. (USPEIN@yahoogroups.com)

We have researchers, taxpayers, parents, and school board members on it, as well as having Charlotte Iserbyt in our loop. I will be meeting with Charlotte again at her home in Maine in August. Our little cabal also includes the owner of Truth About IB website who even traveled here to help us last year.

In the Merrimack Valley area (near Concord) the whole school has been turned over to the UN.
Parents have put up an informational website to dissect the program because most had no idea it was sneaked in and they are livid about it. Many have pulled their kids out.

http://www.mvsd-ib.org

Many things have been written about it on the http://www.cnht.org/news blog as well.

Which brings me to Agenda 21. The EPA/HUD/DOT are offering 'regional planning' groups money to institute Granite State Future, a sustainable development program that will reach toward the UN's Millennium Development Goals.

This is all about taking over your travel, property, food and water rights, and redistributing the wealth further to satisfy the UN's one world government ideas.

One of our Tea Party groups will be hosting Rosa Koire on June 22 on the seacoast to speak about Agenda 21.

Our famously successful tea party here has been in touch with many other state groups working against Agenda 21 as well. Check the Windham Patch to see how they are trying to implement it there. Some towns have signed on but still in the early stages, we hope to fend it off for good.

If you live in NH, and want to get involved in stopping the takeover of our schools and towns by the UN, please contact me at press@nhteapartycoalition.org (just hit reply to the spam filter message).

Jane Aitken
Teacher and Education Activist (40 years)
Consultant to Ron Paul 2008
Founder, NH Tea Party Coalition in 2008
Board of Directors, Coalition of NH Taxpayers
Host of "NH Taxpayer Radio" on WLMW 90.7 FM (on hiatus)

Jane Aitken, 35-Year Veteran Teacher
Ron Paul 2008 Consultant
GOP Woman of the Year 2009
Founder NH Tea Party Coalition (NOT AFFILIATED WITH ANY FAKE 2009 GROUP)
Founder USPEINetwork @ Yahoo (Nat'l Edu Activism Group)
Board Coalition of NH Taxpayers

RP on Int'l Baccalaureate - Parent activists in New Hampshire

Thanks so much, Jane, for the additional info and your work! I knew that, in general, Paul wanted to disentangle us from the UN and its policies. I wasn't aware he'd specifically addressed IB.
http://www.scribd.com/doc/59288863/Ron-Paul-on-the-Internati... His closing remark: "...another statement from a director of UNESCO, who further explains exactly what they are up to. He said in June that the program remains committed to changing children's values so they think globally rather than in parochial national terms from their own country's viewpoint. So if we talk about an attack on national sovereignty starting at the lowest level through an educational system, it is right here. The chairman, obviously, is not very enthusiastic about this. But my job as a representative is not to follow what other people tell me. My job is to read these bills and to know what they say." I hope he'll re-introduce legislation. What I'm hoping is that the AWAKENING of this country to AGENDA 21/ICLEI will inspire a re-evaluation of IB. It's truly all part of the SAME AGENDA.

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

IB is cool

I went to an IB school in Norway..

It was amazing. they had all sorts of sport equipments, kayaks, bikes, you could ski . we had a pool and a sauna...imagine the parties and the fun with all this nordic girls!! student body all made up of international students. you could choose your own subject and it was free ( you had to go through and exam in order to get in) . all exams where sent to switzerland to be graded.
after that school we all went to waste our time in college and make american campuses looks "cool" with our "internationality" I t's funded by american people like the Davis family and others with similar interests.

-Anche in Europa abbiamo bisogno di Ron Paul-

I'm glad yours was a good experience.

I take it that the school you attended was a boarding school. I imagine some of the highlights you've recalled might be attributed to that (vs. it being an IB school, per se). You didn't mention curriculum, but as to the activities you noted, they are such that any school might choose to provide. And that's really the point. Not unlike the case with Agenda 21/ICLEI, where towns could enact environmentally-responsibilities policies (and many do!) w/out aligning themselves to a global agenda (related to environmental, social, and economic change, with a global political system), so too could, and should, schools be formulating curriculum by, for, and under the control of exclusively the local population being served - unrelated to the United Nations' globalist goals. As Ron Paul does, I believe in national sovereignty - especially ours! - with our unique Constitution acknowledging that our rights come from our Creator, not granted by a government and therefore able to taken away by the same.

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

Thanks for highlighting this issue

+1

"You are a den of vipers and thieves."

I mean to rout you out!

-Just because you are among us, does not make you with us

-The door is wide open, anything can slither in

excellent writeup

un is hear , next up , global small arms banned from citizens

"He's this eccentric Ghandi-Like figure that you cant touch with the normal bribes that people respond to."
the man Doug Wead on DR. RON PAUL

Thanks, and yes

I could see that happening unless a whole lot of people speak up.
http://actualgrit.wordpress.com/2012/01/05/united-nations-sm...

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

good history

lesson

Add to That the Gulen Charter Schools

...recently featured on Sixty Minutes. Very strange.

http://charterschoolscandals.blogspot.com/p/gulen-school-cha...

From Turkey of all places. What in the world.

fonta

Islam is here as well

And favored in Gulen and IB schools.

Jane Aitken, 35-Year Veteran Teacher
Ron Paul 2008 Consultant
GOP Woman of the Year 2009
Founder NH Tea Party Coalition (NOT AFFILIATED WITH ANY FAKE 2009 GROUP)
Founder USPEINetwork @ Yahoo (Nat'l Edu Activism Group)
Board Coalition of NH Taxpayers

SCHOOL SUCKS: The American Way

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okPnDZ1Txlo

“It is not our part to master all the tides of the world, but to do what is in us for the succour of those years wherein we are set, uprooting the evil in the fields that we know, so that those who live after may have clean earth to till." -J.R.R. Tolkien

I obviously agree that American education

is misguided. And thank you for sharing this resource, Anna. But I've now had time to listen to the clip and also various related pod-casts; I can't say I see eye-to-eye with these people. I believe they are well-meaning. But I was reminded of the saying, "If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail." Even where I agreed with a particular conclusion, I found many arguments rather contrived.

I also found a lack of consistency. Yes, I share some of the same values, most importantly my being against collectivism! And yet below one of the clips, among recommended related resources, is none other than Zinn's pro-socialist/communist (collectivist) book that I took issue with in the post.

It's also clear to me that these people do not have a grounding in child development. Education & development cannot be separated, and what might apply to adults does not necessarily apply to children. Not that they brought this up, per se, but for instance, one might think - and public schools do! - that the way to foster better reading achievement is to teach... more of it... earlier and earlier! - when the opposite is, in fact, true. In line with children's NEEDS at earlier (0-7) developmental stages - of which reading is not one - there are nonetheless many, many age-appropriate ways in which to foster a capacity and appreciation for reading and language arts, in general, proven curriculum and teaching methods with far greater success than status quo beliefs and methods.

Similarly, and they did bring up parenting (namely, the parent as an authority figure - brought up as if a negative), if you hope to raise children who are free human beings, willing and able to make decisions on their own as adults vs. being among the easily-led sheep, it is nonetheless foolish to therefore think that you'd begin by having young children make choices for themselves - what to eat, what to wear, what concerns bedtime routine, etc., etc.). Again, it shows a lack of understanding as to children's needs with respect to their development stage - how they are best addressed and consequences thereof.

Lastly, while I once considered myself something of a devotee of Ayn Rand - and I'm grateful to have found her - life experience (real life vs. philosophy) - has forever created a chasm between myself and objectivists, which I think it is fair to say would describe the people behind this series, who continuously raise that philosophy. Actually, in some ways I think they have more in common with the current education powers-that-be than they realize. I'd argue that their views reflect biased left-brain thinking. I have to wonder, also, if like Rand they are atheists, which I am not.

In any event, I'm an advocate for holistic education. I believe that education - inextricably tied to child development (human development) - must acknowledge children's physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual development, including how the priority among those different aspects changes over time.

I'm glad to know of this series. I learned some different things. It's just that while I agree with their basic tenet that public schools are doing an injustice to children, and also their desire to not see children used as tools for the government (I'll add corporate-bought government), it appears that we would not agree on what an ideal education would look like.

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

I just spent

the last couple of hours sifting through that horrific Zinn book. It's rife with praise for socialists, communuts, and unions and he really, REALLY hates white people.

Here's a link
http://www.historyisaweapon.com/zinnapeopleshistory.html

But you'll need a strong stomach.

Home schooling is the ONLY solution.

Thanks for bringing this to our attention.

If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.
James Madison

Thank you for the link to Zinn's book

I didn't realize it was on line. I hadn't given much thought to the IB from when I first learned of it - until I happened to notice the article on "Best Schools." I had no idea until today what it actually was at its heart; nor how widespread it was; nor all the grades it covered. (I also wasn't aware of Agenda 21/ICLEI at the time to understand that it's all part of the same overall agenda.) This is from Zinn's NYTimes obituary (1-27-10), referring to the book, "...a best seller that inspired a generation of high school and college students to rethink American history... To describe it as a revisionist account is to risk understatement." Isn't that a fact. My, but aren't Americans a unique example in World History in failing to be spiritually enlightened, flawless beings, not having the unblemished history of the Russians, or Chinese, or French, or Germans, or Mexicans, or... Actually, is there ONE nation on this earth that got it as uniquely RIGHT as our founders, the laudable vision represented by the United States Constitution? The longest-serving constitution of any major country? American children do not develop an appreciation for all it represents. Some teachers would prefer they develop self-loathing. How very sad.

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

Zinn

He's the one who brainwashed my Dad into being a progressive when he attended Boston University. He was very influential and is one of the 'revolutionaries' from the 1960s.

Of course their revolution is not like ours -- theirs is for Marxism, globally and everything is totally anti-American (not that our government does everything right, but that our Constitution is the best system but these people think it doesn't allow for enough redistribution of the wealth)

Jane Aitken, 35-Year Veteran Teacher
Ron Paul 2008 Consultant
GOP Woman of the Year 2009
Founder NH Tea Party Coalition (NOT AFFILIATED WITH ANY FAKE 2009 GROUP)
Founder USPEINetwork @ Yahoo (Nat'l Edu Activism Group)
Board Coalition of NH Taxpayers

Who said the apple

doesn't fall far from the tree! I'll give your dad credit for this: he raised an independent thinker.

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

Free books are great

thanks

International Baccalaureate - New World Order and American Educa

Thank You for taking the time to bring this forward. YES, TRUTH is to prevail... oppression is NOT to be what our young minds are subject to, in the name of 'education.'

Rose Marie Raccioppi

International Baccalaureate-New World Order and American Educati

Thank You for your lucid presentation. As an educator in private practice, I deeply appreciate the discernment you are calling forth. Young minds are indeed impressionable. Reading materials must be relevant to the experiences and the developmental stage of the child/teen. Presentations that reflect and promote bias, chaos, prejudice, luridness, are not to be imposed upon young and developing minds. The innocence of a young mind is not to be thwarted by adults who have only a self serving and controlling agenda.

Rose Marie Raccioppi

The Main Problem

The main problems with IB are for starters, your local tax dollars are sent to Geneva.

The school now comes under the jurisdiction of the Swiss Courts.

Finally, the biggest requirement is that children have 'attitude' checks to align with UNESCO values, which are pushing Agenda 21 and the MDGs, and students must 'take action' on them.

Basically this is education fraught with redistributionist, globalist bias, and using our kids for political mules.

Kids should be able to have education without that burden.

This blogger here has more: http://bedford-nh.patch.com/users/jane-aitken/blog_posts

Jane Aitken, 35-Year Veteran Teacher
Ron Paul 2008 Consultant
GOP Woman of the Year 2009
Founder NH Tea Party Coalition (NOT AFFILIATED WITH ANY FAKE 2009 GROUP)
Founder USPEINetwork @ Yahoo (Nat'l Edu Activism Group)
Board Coalition of NH Taxpayers