Utah Bill SB100   7 comments

If you live in Utah, and if you are concerned about the “global governance” (U.N. over U.S.) agenda in books and many schools, please contact your senator and tell them we want to AMEND OUT the part of the bill that gives advantages to students who enroll in the IB (a global governance indoctrination program) International Baccalaureate (IB).

We will want to defeat the bill if it stays in its present form, but we are asking for AN AMENDMENT to take the expensive and not-America-centered “IB” portion out.  Why? Because IB teaches our kids that no country is blessed with a superior system; all governments are equally acceptable.  (That includes communist, socialist, dictatorship-based and all other systems.)

Children should hold our U.S. Constitution and our nation’s great, God-fearing founders in a place of honor.  IB does not teach this.

PLEASE CONTACT UTAH SENATORS – START WITH YOUR OWN SENATOR — be sure to let them know you are a constituent.   (See contact info below)

SB-100 HIGHER EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP AMENDMENTS (Sponsor: Jerry Stevenson)

See bill text here: http://le.utah.gov/~2013/bills/sbillint/sb0100.pdf

This bill passed committee and will be debated and voted on in the Senate.  It “allows the Board of Regents to assign additional weights to grades earned in International Baccalaureate program courses in determining scholarship eligibility in the Regents’ Scholarship Program.”  We must educate our Senators about the downsides of the International Baccalaureate program.

Facts About International Baccalaureate (IB)

(International Baccalaureate Organization — IB Diploma Programme)  http://www.ibo.org/become/guidance/

http://youtu.be/n_6u9a6xiKo?t=45s  -news broadcast on I.B. in Idaho

IB Magazine: http://www.ibo.org/ibworld/jan2010/index.cfm

Fiscal-Accountability-Research Considerations

•The IB is neither transparent nor accountable to the Utah State Office of Education or the Utah State Legislature.
•The IB is expensive and lacks fiscal restraint when Utah shows nearly $20 billion in debt.
•The IB requires an international contract with arbitration under Swiss law.
•The IB is over-rated and lacks substantive research and shows no significant difference against competitive programs such as the Advanced Placement Program to justify its costly materials and professional development.

Political-Philosophical-Religious Considerations

•In 1924 at Oxford University the finest progressive political/philosophical minds founded the IB with the intent to educate children of League of Nations, and later U.N., employees and ambassadors from many nations.
•In 1984 President Ronald Reagan withdrew US membership from UNESCO, calling it “un-American.”
•UNESCO was a founding sponsor and continues to be its close ally and collaborator.
•Until it became unpopular, the IB publicly endorsed the UN’s radical Earth Charter as its foundational philosophy, crafted by Mikhail Gorbachev and Maurice Strong, chairman of the 1992 Rio Earth Summit whose declaration document was entitled Agenda 21.
•Both The Earth Charter and Agenda 21 share the same tenets: ◦Global unilateral disarmament (a violation of the Second Amendment);
◦Population control (including abortion on demand);
◦Extremist environmental policies that infringe on private property rights and that do not need scientific research to prove they are valid;
◦Redistribution of wealth through a global environmental tax, already in force federally and through foreign aid to eradicate poverty, undercutting domestic prosperity and free enterprise.

Because of all of the links to UN organizations and the global agenda indoctrination that is part of the IB curriculum, many parents will opt to keep their children out of IB programs. It is NOT fair that their students will then be at a disadvantage when applying for scholarships!

(go here to find your Senator: http://le.utah.gov/GIS/findDistrict.jsp)

Express  concerns over giving weighted consideration to IB, and ask them to VOTE “YES” on Amendments to take IB out of the bill!

Sen. Luz Robles 801-550-6434 cell
Sen. Jim Dabakis 801-815-3533 cell
Sen. Gene Davis 801-647-8924 cell
Sen. Pat Jones 801-278-7667 hm
Sen. Karen Mayne 801-968-7756 hm
Sen. Wayne Harper 801-566-5466 hm
Sen. Deidre Henderson 801-787-6197 cell
Sen. Brian Shiozawa 801-230-3406 hm
Sen. Wayne Niederhauser 801-942-3398 hm
Sen. Aaron Osmond 801-888-8742 cell
Sen. Howard Stephenson 801-572-1038 hm
Sen. Daniel Thatcher 801-759-4746 cell
Sen. Mark Madsen 801-361-4787 wk
Sen. John Valentine 801-224-1693 hm
Sen. Margaret Dayton 801-221-0623 hm * NO NEED TO CALL HER – SHE GETS IT!
Sen. Curt Bramble 801-361-5802 cell
Sen. Peter Knudson 435-730-4569 cell
Sen. Stuart Reid 801-337-4182 cell
Sen. Allen Christensen 801-782-5600 hm
Sen. Scott Jenkins 801-731-5120 hm
Sen. Stuart Adams 801-593-1776 hm
Sen. Todd Weiler 801-599-9823 cell
Sen. Ralph Okerlund 435-979-7077 cell
Sen. Lyle Hillyard 435-753-0043 hm
Sen. Kevin VanTassell 435-790-0675 cell
Sen. David Hinkins 435-384-5550 hm
Sen. Evan Vickers 435-817-5565 cell
Sen. Steven Urquhart 435-668-7759 wk

The Bill Sponsor is Sen. Jerry Stevenson 801-678-3147 cell
Make sure he understands IB and is willing to amend it out of the bill!

HERE ARE E-MAIL ADDRESSES

dhinkins@le.utah.gov
kvantassell@le.utah.gov
lhillyard@le.utah.gov
rokerlund@le.utah.gov
tweiler@le.utah.gov
jsadams@le.utah.gov
jwstevenson@le.utah.gov
sjenkins@le.utah.gov
achristensen@le.utah.gov
screid@le.utah.gov
pknudson@le.utah.gov
curt@cbramble.com
mdayton@le.utah.gov
jvalentine@le.utah.gov
mmadsen@le.utah.gov
dthatcher@le.utah.gov
hstephenson@le.utah.gov
aosmond@le.utah.gov
wniederhauser@le.utah.gov
standoc10@comcast.net
dhenderson@le.utah.gov
wharper@le.utah.gov
kmayne@le.utah.gov
pjones@le.utah.gov
gdavis@le.utah.gov
jdabakis@le.utah.gov
lrobles@le.utah.gov
surquhart@le.utah.gov
evickers@le.utah.gov

Video from Nevada Principal – How I.B. compares to A.P.

This video assesses the qualities of I.B. and A.P., tells which program most universities prefer, which program offers more choices to students, what similarities exist between A.P. and I.B. programs; the principal prefers A.P.

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  1. Good job on this! We have whole districts taken over by this. http://www.mvsd-ib.org

  2. Hello Ladies,

    Allow me to introduce myself. I am ObserverNY who uploaded the video you have featured here. I was challenged by the Washoe County SD, but checked with legal and was assured that it fell under Fair Use as it had been posted previously by the school district on a public school website.I am also the administrator of the website Truth About IB. http://truthaboutib.com/

    I commend you on your efforts. Just a couple of factual corrections:

    1. Although you are correct about arbitration with IB being governed by Swiss Law, there is no such thing as an official contract. I know, that sounds hard to believe. The only “agreement” in writing is the IB application for authorization “process”.

    2.The “Mother of IB”, was Marie Therese Maurette in her 1948 pamphlet for UNESCO. Maurette was a radical left-wing activist.

    If you are interested in setting up an “active protest page” for Utah, I will be happy to provide you with the space. Just contact me @ info@truthaboutib.com

    Thank you,
    Lisa

  3. Hello Ladies,

    Allow me to introduce myself. I am ObserverNY who uploaded the video you have featured here. I was challenged by the Washoe County SD, but checked with legal and was assured that it fell under Fair Use as it had been posted previously by the school district on a public school website.I am also the administrator of the website Truth About IB. http://truthaboutib.com/

    I commend you on your efforts. Just a couple of factual corrections:

    1. Although you are correct about arbitration with IB being governed by Swiss Law, there is no such thing as an official contract. I know, that sounds hard to believe. The only “agreement” in writing is the IB application for authorization “process”.

    2.The “Mother of IB”, was Marie Therese Maurette in her 1948 pamphlet for UNESCO. Maurette was a radical left-wing activist.

    If you are interested in setting up an “active protest page” for Utah, I will be happy to provide you with the space. Just contact me @ info@truthaboutib.com

  4. Wow! Time to to take off the tinfoil hats! Both of my sons are in the IB program and I can tell you for a fact that it is NOT a UN global agenda indoctrination program. It’s about academic rigor and excellence.

  5. I love America, I go to Tea Party rallies, I understand the history of the wretched Progressive agenda, I am an American history teacher, and I work at an IB Middle Years School. I teach the Constitution, the American Revolution, and my students love George Washington almost as much as I do. I teach that our Founding Fathers and the Constitution should be respected and honored. The IB program has NEVER required me to teach contrary to American/Utah values. (Ironically, I can’t teach that our country was created by God thanks to our Federal Government. It’s not IB, it’s our own government!) IB provides a framework for me to connect learning to the real world and apply it, individually, to my students. If you want to stop the Progressive take over, stop the Common Core and standardized testing. It is ruining our students. We are turning them into standardized testing, multiple-choice drones. There is no individuality, just “common” standards set by Achieve Inc. that is encompassing the entire US. (Check out this link: http://www.corestandards.org/in-the-states) The Common Core ruins individuality, problem-solving, and critical thinking. All that matters is that students can pass a multiple-choice test, and we as their teachers, are expected to only teach the test. If we stray from the Common Core we get reprimanded. How long will it be before the Common Core stops me from teaching about our Founding Fathers and our Constitution? Please do your homework about IB before you post slanderous information. I promise, if IB stops me from teaching American exceptionalism I will be the first on this blog to apologize and stop the “UN” take over. (By the way I can’t stand the UN, and IB was started by our military men living over seas.) In the meantime, I will do everything I can to stop the Common Core. Wake up Utah, please! The Common Core is the final piece to complete the government brain-washing of our students.

  6. I’m sorry – I have to keep going. You claim, “Because IB teaches our kids that no country is blessed with a superior system; all governments are equally acceptable. (That includes communist, socialist, dictatorship-based and all other systems.)” The irony is that I just had my IB students play capitalists, socialist, and communist Monopoly today and yesterday. Why did I do this? To teach them that capitalism is superior to communism and socialism. I also explained how terrible it is to have a dictator telling you what to do all the time. The struggle between freedom/making your own choices and slavery/having choices made for you, is an on-going theme in my class. Your statements on this page are completely incorrect. However, if the Common Core keeps getting shoved down the throats of teachers and students, I will not be able to do any of this. To prove my point, my district taught us in our last professional development that these characteristics are now a thing of the past in public education: “individuality, self-sufficiency, risk-taking, and creativity”. Our district is absolutely giddy about turning us all into communist drones. All that matters to them is that the common masses pass a standardized test to make our district look good. Seriously, wake up Utah!

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