by Bill Korach
“It is clear to me that the IB program reflects a broader shift in the public school curriculum of many regions of this country, a shift towards a more relativistic, globalist and humanist world view. In my IB classes that I’ve taken, I’ve noticed a clear slant toward naturalism, socialism, radical environmentalism, pantheism, Buddhism, gay marriage, abortion rights and other topics that could be grossly categorized as progressive or leftist…” Tyler Smotherman, 2010 Coeur d’Alene High School student council president, Coeur d’Alene Press April 65. 2010
If the International Baccalaureate (IB) is offered to your schools or is already there, be afraid, be very afraid. IB was founded in 1968 in Switzerland to teach middle and high school level students about globalism. IB has expanded its reach and influence in American public schools by offering a curriculum to fulfill Agenda 21 mandates from the United States Department of Education (DOE). The idea is that schools get DOE funds if they conform to UN mandates, so schools are motivated to adapt IB an additional cost of 5-10% per student per year. The additional costs of IB programs are extravagant, but the cost is not the issue. The real issue is the radical ideas contained within the bland IB curriculum description. George Soros’ globalist Open Society authored the globalist, anti-free enterprise Earth Charter that has been endorsed by IB:
We, the undersigned, endorse the Earth Charter. We embrace the spirit and aims of the document. We pledge to join the global partnership for a just, sustainable, and peaceful world and to work for the realization of the values and principles of the Earth Charter. We pledge to join the Global Partnership in Support of the Earth Charter Initiative for a sustainable way of life AND urge all governments to endorse the Earth Charter.
“Sustainable development” and Earth Charter translated to real English mean stifling bureaucratic control over every phase of American life. In short, it means $10 gas and $25.00 lightbulbs.
The IB program may have been founded with good intentions but it has surely been co-opted by educators and politicians with a socialist, pro United Nations agenda. Students who are educated using the IB curriculum will learn anti-Americanism, anti-capitalist, and socialist values. Put another way, students will not learn about the Constitution, America’s history of individual freedom, and American exceptionalism. The students will not learn about caring for the environment, they will learn about bringing business under global government and they will learn the joys of redistribution of wealth. The current President of the IB board of governors is Carol Bellamy, a radical feminist politician best known for sponsoring legislation. private men’s clubs in New York to accept women. Bellamy was evidently too radical even for New York, loosing her campaigns for the Office of Mayor of New York and State Comptroller of New York. She later became an employee of Unesco.
Duncan Koler an attorney in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho removed his three children from public school after he learned the extent of the radical thinking being taught the students. Koler was able to obtain some of the children’s homework that illustrate some breathtaking examples of their understanding of IB lessons. Here are a few selections:
“I would make people ride their books or walk. I would get rid of factories or spaceships because they pollute the air.”
“I would have people ride their bikes all the time. I would get rid of cars.”
“ I would stop loggers from cutting down trees.”
“I would save all of the animals in the world by taking away some buildings to make more animal reserves.”
“I would give everyone the money they need.”
“I would change the world by putting a stop to global warming because soon it will feel like Hawaii in Antarctica.”
The Report Card would sooner put a stop to IB, and stop the pollution of our children’s minds.
For more on the subject go to www.agenda21today.com