Monthly Archives: October 2013

UNESCO member opines that Common Core is “not a takeover plot”

June 5, 2012
“IB’s association with UNESCO is hardly a school takeover plot”
In the sometimes heated discussions over the last few weeks on the pros and cons of allowing communities to adopt the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum in New Hampshire schools, one of the charges frequently leveled against its parent organization (IBO) is that it has links to UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. Cast in such negative light, a misconstrued image of UNESCO as an ‘anti-American’ organization seeking to undermine the patriotism of New Hampshire’s children has made its way into the public eye. From the point of view of an American educator who has been there, this image is not only outrageous, it is wrong.To set the record straight on UNESCO, what it does, its priorities for education, and its association with the IBO, the facts speak for themselves: – As the UN agency committed since its founding in 1945 to the building of world peace, eradication of poverty, sustainable development and intercultural dialogue, its 195 member states work together on issues that concern our common security, human rights, freedom of expression and freedom of the press. The United States is a full member and sits on UNESCO’s Executive Board. A U.S. National Commission for UNESCO, currently made up of 84 members, meets regularly to advise the Department of State with regard to educational and other programs implemented in cooperation with UNESCO. Continue reading

How much does the US pay for the UN each year?
They pay 22% of 4.19 billion dollars. You do the math.

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