Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Silence in Class

guardian.co.uk, Tuesday April 4 2006

….These issues are not confined to university campuses: it is also happening in schools. Since February, the normally sleepy, wealthy district of Upper St Clair in Pennsylvania has been riven with arguments over its curriculum after the local school board banned the International Baccalaureate (IB), the global educational programme, for being an "un-American" marxist and anti-Christian. During their election campaign, the Republicans of Upper St Clair referred to the IB, which is offered in 122 countries and whose student intake has risen by 73% worldwide in the past five years, as though it was part of an international communist conspiracy, suspicious of a curriculum that had been "developed in a foreign country" (Switzerland). "Our country was founded on Judeo-Christian values and we have to be careful about what values our children are taught," said one Republican board member. Similar campaigns have also sprung up recently at school boards in Minnesota and Virginia.


Anonymous said...

Finally people are catching on to this trojan horse for world government.

Get rid of all UN influence in the schools!
I don't want my tax dollars paying for it.

Anonymous said...

hahahahahahahaha.... who is this idiot haunting an educational blog....