What You Don't Know About International Baccalaureate (IB)

International Baccalaureate (IB) is a very popular program in Fairfax County and throughout the American educational system. According to IB's official website, there are 1,694 officially accredited IB schools in the United States, which include 488 elementary schools, 602 middle schools, and 878 high schools.

IB was created by surrogates of the United Nations' Cultural Organization, UNESCO, for the sole purpose of educating “world citizens” which will accept the United Nations' goals of a one-world government. The reason is because the United States population would never accept a world government today. A plurality of Americans are opposed to it. But if the next generation is indoctrinated to support world socialism, a majority of the US will eventually support a one-world government. Then, the international socialists who largely control the United Nations can easily take political control of the world, and create the “New World Order” that they have written about and planned for throughout the past several decades. Abraham Lincoln was aware of the power of education in shaping the ideology of the next generation when he made the following famous statement.

“The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next generation.”

IB is promoted as a prestigious program which helps high school students get accepted into college, but in reality it has no effect on college acceptance. The clear fact is that the Advanced Placement (AP) program -- whatever biases it has -- is far superior for college preparation. US News and World Report admitted that “Advanced Placement courses have long been considered the go-to option for U.S. high schoolers who desire more challenging work than what’s offered in the standard curriculum.” In addition, the New York Times printed an editorial, "Advanced Placement Is a Better Option for U.S. Schools”, which stated that International Baccalaureate offers only “meaningless certificates.” The author, a retired Alexandria, VA teacher, wrote that the promises that IB officials make are “delusional.”

IB is also extremely expensive. Lisa McLoughlin, an anti-IB activist and founder of the website truthaboutib.com, estimates that the average school spends $200,000 per year on the International Baccalaureate program. Mount Vernon High School, in Fairfax County, spent $56,000 in taxpayer money on IB, including a shocking $270.00 per student certificate, far higher than other programs such as AP.  A full IB diploma costs districts $820.00 per student.

So, where is all this money going?  Surely a program funded by taxpayer money must be open and transparent as to where the tax dollars are being spent, right? Not really! International Baccalaureate is headquartered in Switzerland. There is no real accountability or transparency. While IB claims to be nonprofit, there is very little way to verify that, because the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and other US laws which provide government records to the public, does not apply in Switzerland. The result is that the only financial records that the International Baccalaureate Organization releases are those that it chooses to release. There is absolutely no legal process to verify that these records are legitimate.

According to the IBO's voluntary financial disclosure, the supposedly “non-profit” IBO made $11.4 million in “comprehensive income” (profit) in 2014, and possesses $65.8 million in cash and investments. Since this organization is located in Switzerland, there is no real way for local school districts, as well as US law enforcement, to determine if the money is being spent in a responsible way. The salary of the CEO is not even publicly available. Is it really responsible for local school districts to send millions of dollars overseas to an organization without a way to find out if the money is being used for its proper purpose?

But the most disturbing component of the IB program is their beliefs and values, as well as their strong connection to the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO.) While the UNESCO connection to IB is categorically denied by US proponents of the IB curriculum, the evidence clearly proves that the IBO is simply a surrogate of the United Nations.

The United Nations Committee on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights report lists the International Baccalaureate (IB) organization on its roster for its 22nd and 23rd session, among only three other groups.

IB is an official Non-Governmental Organization which maintains official relations with UNESCO, a UN agency. This is proven by official UN documents. The International Baccalaureate group officially admits to the UN that it is or was involved in a contract with the United Nations for use in its curriculum.

"We are completing a contract with the UN, New York, for two booklets on global issues for use in primary and secondary schools around the world. A number of the units of work pertain directly to issues of peace, human rights, ecology, intercultural understanding, and so on."

The IBO, as an official partner of the United Nations, reports to UNESCO to describe its activities at periodic intervals. In the January 14, 2005 report to UNESCO, the IBO admitted to a contract with the UN to produce curriculum (see the above quote.)

This should be a national scandal.

According to their own admission, 1,694 American schools are using curriculum developed by and for the United Nations! This is an outrage! The United Nations is a thoroughly globalist, New Age, socialist front group whose top individuals admit to a desire to create a ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT. This is not how American students should be taught! If parents were told the WHOLE story about the IB program – rather than fluff and talking points –  the vast majority would be outraged and demand the removal of IB.

Schools should remember who they work for.  Schools work for the parents of the children who attend the school. School officials must not believe that they can take the role of all-powerful social engineers. As agents of the government, they must serve the people, not their own ideology. But, unfortunately, because they are international socialists who do not believe in parental rights,  the IB officials do not understand that fact. The International Baccalaureate's official mission statement (filled with Newspeak) shows that fact.

“The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.”

IB sees its mission as reaching beyond education to instill globalist ideals into students. Every school which agrees to become an “IB World School” MUST agree to promote IB's “learner profile” and “principles and values.” In this excerpt from the IB official standards for accredited schools, notice the heavy use of the term “IB philosophy.”

“The school’s educational beliefs and values reflect IB philosophy”
“The school’s written curriculum reflects IB philosophy”
“Teaching and learning reflects IB philosophy”

The values of IB are contrary to the values of most parents and children, especially American Christians. According to IB's official materials, IB's “principles and values” consist of the UN Declaration of Human Rights, a Soviet-style Socialist/Communist document.

In addition, IB has endorsed the far more disturbing “Earth Charter”, a thoroughly pagan, New Age, and occult religious and political document. The Earth Charter is carried around in an “Ark of Hope” by priests in costumes which mirror the pagan worship of ancient Babylon. According to the Earth Charter, Article 14, “Spiritual Education” is necessary for “sustainable living.”  This means that, under the Earth Charter, schools would force New Age “pantheism” (worship of the earth) on children without parental permission. Why are we giving taxpayer money to organizations that promote these goals? If parents want to teach their children this destructive spirituality, that is their right, but it should not be promoted by schools.

This “Earth Charter” is a very dangerous document. The purpose of it is to destroy countries' national sovereignty, create a world government, and destroy traditional Christian values. According to Maurice Strong, the former Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations, the Earth Charter should replace the Ten Commandments.

“The real goal of the Earth Charter is that it can in fact become like the Ten Commandments.”

Additional proof that IB's Earth Charter is promoting pagan “pantheism” can be found at the World Pantheism Center at pantheism.net. They claim that they are “signatories to the Earth Charter, which is part of an effort to create a new United Nations Covenant on Environment and Development...” On top of that, they claim that “Our group at Ecology Fund is the second largest among all religious groups. ” The use of the word “covenant” in the Earth Charter, as well as the use of an “ark” to transport the document, proves the Earth Charter globalists' desire to replace God with humanity, which has been a goal of Satanists since the Garden of Eden. In the Bible, God's covenant with the Hebrew people is carried by priests in an ark. The Earth Charter is a “covenant”, and is carried around by “priests” in an “ark”.

Mikhail Gorbachev (a former Soviet dictator) and Maurice Strong (a United Nations official) were the individuals who founded the Earth Charter commission. The founders of the Earth Charter were both “pantheists” (individuals who worship the earth and believe that everything is god.) On October 23, 1996, Mikhail Gorbachev revealed his religious beliefs. He said,  “Cosmos is my god. Nature is my god.”

But the rest of the Earth Charter is equally disturbing. Article 12 implicitly calls for global same-sex marriage and global laws which would force Christian businesses to cater to same-sex weddings, like what has been seen in the US with the numerous lawsuits and harassment against the Sweet Cakes business in Oregon. Article 12 also implicitly calls for the elimination of ALL immigration laws. Under the Earth Charter, countries would be forced to allow anyone who wants to enter the country to immigrate. This would constitute the destruction of national sovereignty, because without the ability to control its borders, a nation is not truly sovereign.

Article 10 of the Earth Charter promotes global socialism by demanding “the equitable distribution of wealth among and between nations.” This would force the United States to continue to pour copious amounts of foreign aid into poorer nations in violation of the Constitution - as well as require socialist economic policies. Remember, this is all endorsed by IB!

International Baccalaureate's sales pitch consists of one main idea. They claim to offer an “international education”, or “world-class” education. Those phrases sound impressive, but until recently, there was no clear official definition of the term “international education.” But on April 5, 2015, the International Baccalaureate website posted its definition of “international education.” It claims that an international education “develops citizens of the world.”

According to UNESCO, “in broad usage, the term global citizenship or world citizenship typically defines a person who places their identity with a "global community" above their identity as a citizen of a particular nation or place.” Other groups, both supporting and opposing the idea of “world citizenship”, give similar definitions. The United States Institute of Peace website defines a “global citizen” as  “someone who identifies with being part of an emerging world community and whose actions contribute to building this community's values and practices.” In the mind of IB, the United Nations, as the only real “emerging world community”, should be the entity that students pay allegiance to, rather than the US.

In fact, the FCPS Portrait of a Graduate, created by Superintendent Karen Garza, has already taken cues from the globalists involved with the Earth Charter and the IB program. The official FCPS Portrait of a Graduate calls for all graduates of FCPS to be “global citizens.” According to the official FCPS website, “Our diversity is a strength that creates resilient, open and innovative global citizens.” In addition, the official mission statement of FCPS takes care to include a reference to “global citizenship” as well.

“Fairfax County Public Schools inspires and empowers students to meet high academic standards, lead healthy, ethical lives, and be responsible and innovative global citizens.”

Fairfax County's science curriculum places a heavy emphasis on “sustainable development.” For readers who are unaware of what this is, sustainable development (also known as “smart growth”) is the belief that humans should live primarily in cities and tightly control their usage of resources to “protect the environment.” The most radical versions of sustainable development envision a society where the majority of humans would live in high-rise apartment buildings in tightly packed “megacities” and where rural areas would be off limits for human activity. The pretext for this lifestyle would be to “protect the environment”, but in fact, the real goal of the UN's version of “sustainable development” is control. This is clearly shown by Under-Secretary-General Maurice Strong's words at the 1992 Rio de Janeiro United Nations Earth Summit, where the ideology of sustainable development was created.

"...current lifestyles and consumption patterns of the affluent middle class - involving high meat intake, use of fossil fuels, appliances, home and work-place air-conditioning, and suburban housing - are not sustainable. A shift is necessary. which will require a vast strengthening of the multilateral system, including the United Nations...  ”

The map which appears above shows the goals of the United Nations “Sustainable Development” treaties. If Sustainable Development as defined by the United Nations was somehow imposed on the United States, that is how the United States would look. Anything in red or yellow would be banned from private use. “Human settlements” would be permitted to exist only in tiny, cramped cities. This map below, of “America 2050” under UN sustainable development shows the “emerging megaregions.” It is assumed that anything outside the “megaregions” would be off limits – or heavily regulated – for “human settlement.”

In 1992, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the United Nations held an “Earth Summit.” The goal was to create an agenda for the 21st century with regards to sustainable development – and attempt to strengthen the UN in order to push this agenda on the countries of the world. The document that emerged from that summit would later be known as Agenda 21 (the number 21 allegedly refers to the 21st century.) The organization Freedom Advocates (a group founded to oppose Agenda 21 and “sustainable development”) explains the end result of Agenda 21 and similar UN treaties as follows:

• An end to national sovereignty
• State planning and management of all land resources, ecosystems, deserts, forests, mountains, oceans and fresh water; agriculture; rural development; biotechnology; and ensuring ‘equity’
• The State to ‘define the role’ of business and financial resources
• Abolition of private property (it’s not ‘sustainable’)
• ‘Restructuring’ the family unit
• Children raised by the State
• People told what their job will be
• Major restrictions on movement
• Creation of ‘human settlement zones’
• Mass resettlement as people are forced to vacate land where they currently live
• Dumbing down education (achieved)
• Mass global depopulation in pursuit of all the above 

Remember, while some groups may give a different definition of “sustainable development”, and there, of course, are different definitions to various terms, I am using the official UN treaties and plans to define “sustainable development.” “Sustainable development”, as the UN and, by extension, IB and Fairfax County, define it, is NOT simply “being a good steward of resources.” I am absolutely in favor of responsible stewardship of the environment, as long as we remember the main purpose of the natural world – the advancement of humanity.  But this agenda is not about responsible management of the environment. This is about the complete destruction of the Western way of life, and the sacrifice of our precious individual freedoms to a powerful global government. We don't need UN treaties or school brainwashing to protect the wilderness, and we don't need to give up our individual freedoms either!

The facts are clear; this is NOT simply a case of Fairfax County having a different definition of “sustainable development” than the UN's. Fairfax County is actively promoting the UN's version of “sustainable development” and does NOT simply want to “conserve resources”, or “protect the environment.”

In the official Fairfax County newsletter, the writer actively promotes Agenda 21 and the United Nations. Fairfax claims that meat consumption, population growth, and the spread of electricity are NEGATIVE indicators. Excerpts from this article appear below.

The 1992 Earth Summit’s main goal was to help the 178 governments in attendance rethink economic development through the lens of sustainability. The protection of air, land and water; conservation of biological diversity, fauna, flora and natural resources; climate change and reduction of greenhouse gases emissions and alternative sources of energy were addressed as key points on the road to global sustainable development. 
Agenda 21, an environmental plan of action, was one of the most important documents produced at the 1992 conference. 
Progress has been made over the last twenty years. Today’s policymakers, NGOs and businesses emphasize sustainable development and use the expression “go green.” A new, broad public awareness of the environmental crisis we are facing may be one of the foremost achievements of the past two decades. However, what exactly has happened in the target areas established in Agenda 21? Are we on the right track to sustainable development?
Negative Indicators: 
Since 1992, the human population has grown by 1,450,000,000 people (increase of 26%); 
The average global citizen consumes today 43kg of meat per year
The United Nations, environmentalists, government officials and citizens have seen RIO+20 as essential for policymakers and government officials to rethink and renew their commitment to sustainable development and stopping environmental degradation. 
Institutional Framework for Sustainable Development targeted proposals for national and international institutional reforms to face the challenges of achieving sustainable development in the environment, economy and society.
RIO+20 has been an opportunity for us to look at what has been done already. It was also an opportunity to look ahead to see the world we want in 20 years from now. 
I hope to see governments reinforcing their commitment to sustainable development and populations encouraging their governments to move forward on these issues. Much still needs to be done to achieve these goals, but the RIO+20 Earth Summit has been an important opportunity to put the world on the right path towards sustainable development.

As I have outlined, the Sustainable Development agenda, which is promoted by FCPS and the Fairfax County Government, is extremely dangerous to individual liberty and our way of life. The agenda would destroy our Constitution and our freedom, all for the sake of “sustainability.” It would give all governmental power to the United Nations, and create a global fascist dictatorship.

FCPS also admits to the fact that “sustainable development” and “globalization” are part of the IB program as well. On fcps.edu, they tout the six main curriculum subsets of IB MYP (Middle Years Program.) The website states that IB MYP teachers “organize the curriculum along the six global contexts.” The “global contexts” include “globalization and sustainability.” Since IB is heavily associated with the United Nations, by linking “sustainability” to the IB curriculum, they are promoting IB's and the UN's definition of “sustainability.” This is more proof that the use of this term by FCPS is not simply referring to “keeping a clean environment” or “conserving resources for the future.” FCPS is actively promoting the radical environmentalist and globalist definition of “sustainability” as defined by the United Nations.

Any American who cares about their individual freedom, or the principles embodied in the US Constitution, should be up in arms about this agenda – and especially the promotion of it in public schools with taxpayer money no less.

This was Part I of a series of detailed, special reports exposing the FCPS establishment's dangerous agenda. Future reports will discuss topics such as sexually explicit books and the lack of transparency. Thank you for reading and make sure to share this article on social media.