This is VERY ALARMING. Propaganda programs out of the United Nations are proliferating in our K-12 schools. I am specifically referring to the IB Baccalaureate program which is a UNESCO program for U.S. high schools. It is propaganda plain and simple and it runs counter to American ideals while supporting the ideals of a Marxist United Nations. It teaches social justice, environmental justice, globalization, and the list goes on.
One citizen discovered it in his school in Charleston, S.C., a conservative area. He wrote the following letter to an editor of his local paper –
September 8, 2011
I read the article in the Post and Courier, dated Monday, September 5, 2011 called High Schoolers Chase Global Diploma, written by Brenda Rindge. After I did some research about the IB (International Baccalaureate) Diploma, I can’t believe that the Post and Courier would print an article that promotes this curriculum for our students, which I find to be subversive to our American Ideals.
What I found certainly gave me reason for pause and alarm. IB is associated with United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Education (UNESCO). That alone tells me that I should be concerned when the United Nations is involved in the education of American children.
IB has a socio-political agenda pushing ideas that are counter to American values and culture, if not outright anti-American. It promotes a collectivist mindset. The American Dream is based on equal opportunities and personal responsibility, not social and environmental justice pushed by IB.
Some UNESCO mandates include a requirement to downplay nationality, social equity through redistribution of resources, and sustainable development by putting resources out of reach and redistributing others under the guise of social and environmental justice. The universal values taught by IB are NOT found in the Constitution, but rather in the United Nation’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Additionally, IB endorses the UN’s Earth Charter. Earth Charter is contrary to our Constitution. Earth Charter advocates redistribution of wealth between and within nations, same sex marriage, pantheism which equates God with the forces and laws of the universe, and military disarmament. The goal is to make the Earth Charter binding on all nations. These are not the Christian and American values I learned growing up in America . The Constitution provides for our Government to keep Americans safe which includes a strong military.
A few examples of what IB educated children say (From Why International Baccalaureate IB is Un-A by Samuel Adams 1722 (YouTube) –
- I would make people ride their bikes or walk, no cars.
- I would eliminate factories because they pollute the air.
- I would stop loggers from cutting down trees.
- I would save all the animals in the world.
These are not American ideas and, in my opinion, if parents were informed about what the IB Diploma is really about, they would run, not walk, to keep their children from being indoctrinated in these un-American ideas. Unfortunately, it seems they are not being informed about this program, and the article relative to IB in the Post and Courier seems to go to great lengths to keep the truth from being shared with its readers.
The same citizen made a video describing the program –
The International Baccalaureate Organization, founded in 1968, in Geneva, Switzerland, is a nonprofit foundation. It represents –
- 3,301 schools
- 141 countries
- 967,000 students
- 3 programs are offered: The Primary Years Programme for students ages 3 to 12; the Middle Years Programme for students ages 11 to 16; and the Diploma Programme for students ages 16 to 19.
- 26 schools in South Carolina offer the IB Diploma Programme.
- 3 schools locally offer the program: Berkeley High, Dorchester District 2’s Fort Dorchester High School and Charleston County’s James Island High School.