Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Resurrection for IB Funds?

[Education Follow-up] I'm listening to RadioWest on KUER-FM right now. The topic is why certain right-wing Utah lawmakers so greatly fear the United Nations and a perceived anti-American thread that runs through the organization.

The original germ for host Doug Fabrizio's show was the dust-up last week over extra state funding for the public high schools' International Baccalaureate program, an accelerated learning method based in Geneva, Switzerland. I wrote about it in today's issue of City Weekly.

Here is the good news: State Rep. Carol Spackman Moss, D-Holladay, interviewed on the show, just told Fabrizio she got word today from key legislative leaders that more funding will, indeed, be found for the IB program, now in place in seven high schools along the Wasatch Front. The original request, defeated in the Senate Education Committee, was for $300,000. Moss says the amount will be less than hoped for. But she added that constituents' calls and e-mails--which were substantial--helped change minds at the top of the Legislature.

Good on you, people. (Holly Mullen)


  1. This is nuts. This program is just international BS.

    Read what the kids have to say about it.

    So you wanna be a world citizen? Leave the damned country!

    I want my constitution and bill of rights not some UN charter to live under.

    You people should be jailed for treason!

  2. You know, I think you are kidding.

    But this is Utah. So in the event you are serious, I'll just say thank God for the IB program. If more kids take those classes and learn to think, in a few more generations we might be free of the gene that produces paranoid asshats like you.

  3. smartypants,

    IBO wouldn't like you to thank God for IB. IBO would prefer to teach your children about Neitzche and "God is dead". Why should American taxpayers shell out money to a Swiss organization which is allowing itself to be governed by the UN's legal council? It is absurd that millions of dollars have been paid to an organization that cannot be held accountable in American courts.

  4. Hmmm.I believe in God AND the philosophy of the IB program. So according to your intellect, what kind of a human being does that make me?

  5. If I didn't know better, I'd think that Smartypants is really Senator Dayton in disguise, definding her original, ill informed stance on the IB program. That's the only reason I can think of why someone would post the idiodic things he (she??) has postd here. My son is involved in the IB program. It is simply an accelerated set of courses that allow students to get college credit in a high school setting. It's not a subversive program to take over the government, it's not a way to indoctrinate our children into thinking like UN Peacekeepers, it's not a secret cabel plotting to make everyone bow twiece a day toward the UN biliding in New York. Geeze.


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