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Monday, March 27, 2006

SD 43 Caucus Heavy on the Edwatch Resolutions including a strongly worded resolution against the International Baccalaureate Program

Matt from North Star Liberty has a report.

International Baccalaureate (IB):

Whereas: IB has formed a partnership with UNESCO, the educational arm of the United Nations, and
Whereas: Both IB and UNESCO promote world citizenship as superior to U.S. citizenship; and
Whereas: IB regards the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights as being superior to our own Bill of Rights, and
Whereas: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that education "shall further the activities of the United Nations"; and
Whereas: The role of American public education is not to promote ├Čthe activities of the United Nations"; and
Whereas: IB student assessments are scored in Geneva, Switzerland -- not in the local classroom, and parents are not allowed to review the assessments; and
Whereas: IB has signed on as partners to the Earth Charter, an international environmental plan promoting legalized abortion, socialized medicine, Pantheism and global governance;
Therefore, be it resolved that we oppose state and federal support of International Baccalaureate (IB) and the adoption of IB by local school districts.

Lloydletta's Nooz discussed the Upper St Clair Pennsylvania IB controversy extensively. In this case it was Edwatch exporting their Minnesota home-grown poison to Upper St Clair, Pennsylvania (a suburb of Pittsburgh).

Hopefully wiser heads will prevail at the SD 43 district convention. Minnetonka had it's own IB controversy which catalyzed the formation of Tonka Focus.