Thursday, March 30, 2006

International Baccalaureate

From Joanne (see blogroll at left) we learn about a school district in Pennsylvania that is dropping its International Baccalaureate program, ostensibly because it's too expensive. According to these two news reports, though, part of the reason is that IB is anti-American.

We have an IB program at a high school in our district. If it's taught by lefties, I'm sure they'll say it's not anti-American. If it's taught by righties, I wonder what their response to these charges is?


rightwingprof said...

The Gagzette is one of the most left-wing papers you'll ever read. I've been waiting for the Pittsburgh Trib-Review to cover it and see what they say.

rightwingprof said...

Here is the associate editor's column (from the Tribune-Review).

Darren said...

For the most part the editor's comments were correct, but here's one that was way off:
The education establishment decides who gets what. Or the school board. The only sure way public school parents can ever get what they want on any important issue is by organizing politically and electing school board members who think like they do.

As they'd say in the software industry, "That's not a bug, it's a *feature*!" Electing like-minded school board members is *exactly* how parents are *supposed* to impact the school system.

You don't get out of a ticket by telling the policeman that he works for you. You won't get far with what you want by telling the principal/teacher that he/she works for you. These people work for the elected school board--tell *them* what you want.