We know that U.S. public schools are not doing a good job at educating our young. But are international schools the answer?
What? You didn’t know that there are international schools in America, called the International Baccalaureate (IB)?
Me, neither, until I read the article below.
Now, why would the United States of America — a sovereign country — allow international schools to
educate brainwash our children with their agenda? At last count, there are 1,476 such IB schools in the United States.
[Note: Words in italics below are not Ms. Lee's, but mine. ~Eowyn]
According to an article on Big Govt by Laura Rambeau Lee, the International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme was founded in 1968 in Geneva, Switzerland, by a spook named Alec Peterson.
Born in Edinburgh in 1908, Peterson was deputy-director of psychological warfare for South-East Asia Command during WWII, and director-general of the British Information Services from 1952–54.
IB began as a secondary level education program but expanded to three programs: the Primary Years Programme (PYP) for children aged 3 to 12; the Middle Years Programme (MYP) for children 11 to 16 years old; and the Diploma Programme (DP) for students 16 through 19 years old. Today the IB has over 940,000 students in 3256 schools in over 140 countries. In the United States, there are 280 PYP schools, 445 MYP schools, and 751 DP schools.
The IB claims its mission is to create a better world through education. But what IB really inculcates in children are cultural-moral relativism and a transnational global self-identity. Its website describes itself as follows:
“The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect…. [Our] programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.”
Hmm, are the Islamic practices of stoning and beheading “also be right”? How about modern-day slavery in Asia, Africa, the Middle East…. Is it “also be right”?
Students participating in the IB Programme are not evaluated by the local school district but by an international team of some 10,500 examiners and moderators located all over the world. A call to the local school district to inquire about the IB programme directs you to another regional number. When asked about the curriculum for IB, the school board states that they do not have any of that information. They do not oversee the program nor do they have any knowledge of what our children are being taught in IB.
The International Baccalaureate Programme is selecting our best and brightest children at the most impressionable time in their lives to indoctrinate them into becoming
good morally-relativist “global citizens”. The primary focus of an IB education is on the environment, “sustainability, economic justice and sharing our humanity.” The core philosophy of the IB Programme is the “Theory of Knowledge” (TOK), which questions everything, starting with the basic “How do we know?” TOK even encourages a child to question empirical and mathematical truths. If, for instance, a consensus agrees that 2 + 2 = 5, then it must be true!
Here’s an example of a video made by an IB student named Gabe Judd, who looks to be 16 or 17 years old. He questions everything in the name of “thought,” but he is simply confused and utters cringe-inducing inanities as profundities:
- He confuses facts with values or normative statements: He asks what’s the difference between “oceans” and “seas,” and does not know that it’s not about his “opinion” but a matter of definition and empirical fact. An ocean is a large (“major”) body of salt water much larger than a sea. The word “sea” can also refer to a large body of saline water that’s connected with an ocean; or to a large saline landlocked (with no natural outlet) lake.
- He confuses a folk saying (“The best thing since sliced bread”) with a factual truth-claim.
- Brainwashed to be a relativist about everything, Judd is so confused he cannot even choose or name a favorite ocean among the world’s seven (“I don’t know which one to pick!”).
The IB has been recognized as a non-government organization of the United Nations’ UNESCO since 1970 and currently has the status of “formal consultative relations as a network” with UNESCO. Representatives from IB participate regularly in UNESCO meetings and comment on UNESCO’s Education for All initiative. Although the IB program began as private schools, today over half of all IB World Schools are state schools.
H/t beloved fellow Sagebrush.