Image: A page from IB World, the publication of the International Baccalaureate program.
The Golden Hammer Staff Reports
Austin and Magnolia, February 16 – The State Republican Executive Committee (SREC) passed a resolution condemning the “International Baccalaureate” curriculum, which over one hundred Texas public school districts teach, as turning over local control of public school curricula to the United Nations and Marxist ideology. The vote occurred during the SREC’s quarterly meeting and was 59 votes for the resolution and 1 against. The SREC’s Resolutions Committee had previously recommended adoption of the resolution, which appears in full at the end of this article, unanimously.
Renowned education curriculum expert Ginger Russell of Magnolia explained, “The International Baccalaureate, or IB, program is a United Nations Marxist program, which promotes beliefs in ‘critical race theory,’ social justice, and government-forced redistribution of wealth. The purpose of the resolution is to put pressure on the Texas Legislature and on local school districts to ban teaching of the IB program in all Texas public schools.”
Russell added, “I’m very proud of the Republican Party of Texas that it’s taken a position against the IB program. The IB program puts an ideological scar on children and interferes with the right of parents to teach values to their children.”
Russell, who is a longtime conservative Republican Precinct Chair and an Area Chair of the Montgomery County Republican Party, noted that two examples of IB program graduates are North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
At least one hundred and five (105) public schools in Texas teach the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum to children. The IB curriculum has several disturbing features:
- IB teaches gender neutrality.
- IB promotes globalism and disavows American nationalism.
- IB promotes “social justice” through the redistribution of wealth in a philosophical style very similar to the 1917 writings of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin.
- IB promotes the racist ethics of Black Lives Matter.
Ginger Russell, a conservative Republican activist and renowned education expert, told this newspaper in an exclusive interview, “Some Texas public school districts claim that the IB program supports Community Standards. Well, let it be known that, in addition to IB promoting Marxist ideologies, it also promotes Gender Neutral Schools. Do the school boards and the administration truly think Texas communities support such an evil practice?”
The Golden Hammer has confirmed that the schools listed at the end of this article actively teach the curriculum and values of the IB program. There are likely many others, particularly high schools, that teach all or part of the IB curriculum.
Magnolia ISD is the only school district in Montgomery County that teaches the IB curriculum.
“Children pay attention to gender only because adults so often label and sort people by gender. Gender-neutral schooling is a step in the right direction. There is no evidence that children would be harmed if their world were not gendered. However, children will still need to understand sexism to not develop biased attitudes. Teachers and parents shouldn’t become gender blind and gender mute. They need to discuss sexism and gender discrimination with children.”
Campbell admitted that the IB program:
- Promotes internationalism and rejects any nationalism, particularly American nationalism;
- Rejects pro-American beliefs and pushes globalism over Americanism;
- Works closely with the United Nations and requires children to accept the United Nations Declaration on Human Rights; and
- Rejects western democracy and capitalism.
The IB program’s core purpose is to promote teachings of social justice and the redistribution of wealth. The curriculum makes clear that its grand purpose is for students to “work towards a more equal distribution of wealth” specifically through the forced redistribution of wealth, which the IB curriculum classifies as a “human rights issue.” The IB program’s curriculum at its website (ibo.org) describes its “Social justice and equality” priority in its curriculum.Bullock, the Magnolia ISD Deputy Superintendent, admitted after the Dupuy telephone call during the secret meeting last week that the IB program “does have values not in line with our local community.” Nevertheless, Bullock drew the line in the sand and made clear that Magnolia ISD refuses to discontinue the IB curriculum at the two school district high schools.
Black Lives Matter
IB program Tweet, dated June 9, 2020.
The IB program announced on social media on June 9, 2020, that it is “actively developing plans on how we can help lead change globally. #BlackLivesMatter.” There is certainly nothing wrong with fighting against racial inequality. Nevertheless, a school curriculum stating that it “stand[s] in solidarity with” any particular race would seem to be racist in and of itself. Hopefully, the IB program’s leaders will re-evaluate whether it is appropriate to stand in “solidarity” with any one particular race of people rather than with all people.
Texas values do not set Texans as standing in “solidarity” with any particular race of people, white, brown, black, or otherwise.
The IB program does not reflect Texas values or the values of many, if any, Texas localities. Texans are not racist, socialist, anti-American, or supportive of gender neutrality. Perhaps, the Texas Education Agency and the State Board of Education, which oversees the agency, should begin to question the propriety of the IB program in the localities where it appears. More importantly, the school district Boards of Trustees should fulfill their primary duty to question the values of curricula taught in the public schools, which they’re tasked to oversee.
The Golden Hammer has confirmed that the following public schools teach the IB program curriculum. There are likely many other public schools that also offer the curriculum, according to the Texas Education Agency.
|Allen High School||DP||Allen||DFW||Authorized||Public||YES|
|Amarillo High School||DP||Amarillo||Panhandle||Authorized||Public||YES|
|Anderson Mill Elementary||PYP||Austin||Austin||Authorized||Public||YES|
|Arlington High School||DP||Arlington||DFW||Authorized||Public||YES|
|Austin Academy for Excellence||MYP||Garland||DFW||Candidate||Public||YES|
|Austin Elementary||PYP||Harlingen||South Texas||Authorized||Public||YES|
|Barbara Bush Middle School||MYP||Irving||DFW||Authorized||Public||YES|
|Bluebonnet Trail Elementary School||PYP||Manor||Austin||Authorized||Public||YES|
|Bob Lanier Middle School||MYP||Houston||Houston||Authorized||Public||YES|
|Bramlette STEAM Academy||pyp||Longview||East Texas||Candidate||Public||YES|
|Briscoe Elementary||PYP||San Antonio||San Antonio||Candidate||Public||YES|
|Bryan High School||DP||Bryan||Central Texas||Authorized||Public||YES|
|C.C. Mason Elementary||PYP||Cedar Park||Austin||Authorized||Public||YES|
|Caldwell Heights Elementary School||PYP||Round Rock||Austin||Authorized||Public||YES|
|Calhoun Middle School||MYP||Denton||DFW||Authorized||Public||YES|
|Chandler Oaks Elementary||PYP||Round Rock||Austin||Authorized||Public||YES|
|Coppell High School||DP||Coppell||DFW||Authorized||Public||YES|
|Coronado High School||CP||Lubbock||West Texas||Interested||Public||YES|
|Crockett Elementary||PYP||Marshall||East Texas||Interested||Public||YES|
|Crow Leadership Academy||PYP||Arlington||DFW||Candidate||Public||YES|
|Denton High School||MYP, DP||Denton||DFW||Authorized||Public||YES|
|Edgar Allan Poe Elementary School||PYP||Houston||Houston||Authorized||Public||YES|
|Eisenhower Ninth Grade School||MYP||Houston||Houston||Authorized||Public||YES|
|Eisenhower Sr. High||DP||Houston||Houston||Authorized||Public||YES|
|Fenwick Academy||PYP||San Antonio||San Antonio||Authorized||Public||YES|
|Forest Park Magnet School of Global Studies||MYP||Longview||East Texas||Authorized||Public||YES|
|Foster Middle School||MYP||Longview||East Texas||Candidate||Public||YES|
|Francisca Alvarez Elementary||PYP||McAllen||South Texas||Authorized||Public|
|Frisco High School||DP||Frisco||DFW||Authorized||Public||YES|
|Garland High School||DP||Garland||DFW||Authorized||Public||YES|
|Grandview Hills Elementary||PYP||Austin||Austin||Authorized||Public||YES|
|Grisham Middle School||MYP||Austin||Austin||Authorized||Public||YES|
|Heights High School||MYP, DP, CP||Houston||Houston||Authorized||Public||YES|
|Houston Elementary||PYP||Harlingen||South Texas||Authorized||Public||YES|
|Hudson Prep School||PYP||Longview||East Texas||Candidate||Public||YES|
|Humble High School||DP||Humble||Houston||Authorized||Public||YES|
|Huppertz Elementary||PYP||San Antonio||San Antonio||Authorized||Public||YES|
|Hutchinson Middle School||MYP||Lubbock||West Texas||Authorized||Public||YES|
|J.C. Harris Middle School||MYP||San Antonio||San Antonio||Authorized||Public||YES|
|JL Everhart Elementary||PYP||Longview||East Texas||Authorized||Public||YES|
|Johnston-McQueen Elementary||PYP||Longview||East Texas||Candidate||Public||YES|
|Jose S. Ramirez Elementary||PYP||Lubbock||West Texas||Authorized||Public||YES|
|Kramer IB PYP World School||PYP||Dallas||DFW||Authorized||Public||YES|
|Lamar High School||DP||Arlington||DFW||Authorized||Public||YES|
|Las Colinas Elementary School||PYP||Irving||DFW||Authorized||Public||YES|
|LC Anderson High School||DP||Austin||Austin||Authorized||Public||YES|
|LD Bell High School||DP||Hurst||DFW||Authorized||Public||YES|
|Leander High School||DP||Leander||Austin||Authorized||Public||YES|
|Longfellow Middle School||MYP||San Antonio||San Antonio||Authorized||Public||YES|
|Longview High School||DP||Longview||East Texas||Authorized||Public||YES|
|Longview High School||MYP, CP||Longview||East Texas||Candidate||Public||YES|
|Luther Burbank High School||MYP, DP||San Antonio||San Antonio||Authorized||Public||YES|
|Magnolia High School||DP||Magnolia||Houston||Authorized||Public||YES|
|Magnolia West High School||DP||Magnolia||Houston||Authorized||Public||YES|
|Mark Twain Elementary||PYP||Houston||Houston||Authorized||Public||YES|
|Massey Ranch Elementary||PYP||Pearland||Houston||Authorized||Public||YES|
|Mountainview Elementary||PYP||Waco||Central Texas||Authorized||Public||YES|
|Murchison Middle School||MYP||Austin||Austin||Authorized||Public||YES|
|Ned E. Williams Steam Academy||PYP||Longview||East Texas||Candidate||Public||YES|
|Newton Rayzor Elementary||PYP||Denton||DFW||Authorized||Public||YES|
|Odessa High School||DP||Odessa||West Texas||Authorized||Public||YES|
|Plano East Senior High||DP||Plano||DFW||Authorized||Public||YES|
|Presidential Meadows Elementary School||PYP||Manor||Austin||Authorized||Public||YES|
|Preston Hollow Elementary||PYP||Dallas||DFW||Authorized||Public||YES|
|R. E. Good Elementary||PYP||Carrollton||DFW||Authorized||Public||YES|
|Ranchview High School||MYP, DP||Irving||DFW||Authorized||Public||YES|
|River Oaks Elementary||PYP||Houston||Houston||Authorized||Public||YES|
|Robert P. Hernandez Middle School||MYP||Round Rock||Austin||Authorized||Public||YES|
|Rockwall – Heath High School||DP||Rockwall||DFW||Authorized||Public||YES|
|Rockwall High School||DP||Rockwall||DFW||Authorized||Public||YES|
|Roscoe Wilson Elementary||PYP||Lubbock||West Texas||Authorized||Public||YES|
|Sam Houston High School||DP||Arlington||DFW||Authorized||Public||YES|
|Sci-Tech Preparatory School||DP||Austin||Austin||Authorized||Charter||YES|
|Scott Elementary||PYP||Temple||Central Texas||Authorized||Public||YES|
|Sharpstown International School||DP||Houston||Houston||Authorized||Public||YES|
|Sharpstown International School||MYP||Houston||Houston||Candidate||Public||Yes|
|Shotwell Middle School||MYP||Houston||Houston||Authorized||Public||YES|
|South Texas ISD World Scholars||DP||Edinburg||South Texas||Authorized||Public||YES|
|South Ward Elementary School||PYP||Longview||East Texas||Candidate||Public||YES|
|Stony Point High School||DP||Round Rock||Austin||Authorized||Public||YES|
|Stony Point High School||MYP||Round Rock||Austin||Candidate||Public||YES|
|Tanglewood Middle School||MYP||Houston||Houston||Authorized||Public||YES|
|Temple High School||DP||Temple||Central Texas||Authorized||Public||YES|
|Thomas Jefferson High School||DP, MYP||San Antonio||San Antonio||Authorized||Public||YES|
|Travis Science Academy||MYP||Temple||Central Texas||Authorized||Public||YES|
|Trinity High School||DP||Euless||DFW||Authorized||Public||YES|
|Vandegrift High School||DP||Austin||Austin||Authorized||Public||YES|
|Vernon Middle School||MYP||Harlingen||South Texas||Candidate||Public||YES|
|Ware East Texas Montessori Academy||PYP||Longview||East Texas||Candidate||Public||YES|
|Welch Middle School||MYP||Houston||Houston||Candidate||Public||YES|
|Westchester Academy for International Studies||MYP, DP, CP||Houston||Houston||Authorized||Public||YES|
|Western Hills High School||DP||Ft. Worth||DFW||Authorized||Public||YES|
|Woodson Elementary School||PYP||Houston||Houston||Candidate||Public|
|Worthing High School||CP||Houston||Houston||Interested||Public||YES|
WHEREAS, the Republican Party of Texas Platform states in Plank 136 “National Core Curriculum: We oppose the use of national or international standards in the State of Texas (e.g., Common Core, CSCOPE, and United Nations Inclusion)”; andWHEREAS, the International Baccalaureate Organization is a non-governmental organization of United Nations Education Scientific and Cultural Organization; andWHEREAS, the International Baccalaureate Program is commissioned by the United Nations, was originated in Europe, and is at odds with the principles of the American founding; andWHEREAS, the “Next Generation Assessments and Accountability” (NGAA) called for Texas to “align the State Accountability System with that of the federal Every Student Succeeds Acts (ESSA) requirements ensuring that the results are consistent and share common goals”; andWHEREAS, the International Baccalaureate program’s goal is to create “Global Citizens” as opposed to American citizens; andWHEREAS, International Baccalaureate’s program promotes the Marxist ideology of Social Justice; andWHEREAS, the International Baccalaureate affirms the United Nations Earth Charter; andWHEREAS, the values of the International Baccalaureate program align with those of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights; andWHEREAS, the International Baccalaureate program turns local control of curriculum to the Geneva-based International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO), a non-profit Swiss Foundation under Swiss law; nowTHEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Republican Party of Texas:1. Calls on all Texas Independent School Districts to cease the implementation of any progressive education programs tied to the United Nations,2. Calls on all Texas Independent School Districts to stop accepting Federal, State, local and foundational grants or funding mandating the implementation of the International Baccalaureate Program,3. Calls for all Texas Federal and State Legislators to write and pass education policy halting the implementation of any progressive education programs tied to the United Nations, or mandated by Federal and State governments,4. Calls for all Texas State Legislators to call upon the Governor of Texas to abolish and reverse mandates of the Texas Commission on “Next Generation Assessments and Accountability (NGAA)” established by the 84th Texas Legislature, and5. Calls all Texas Legislators to reaffirm the independence of Texas school districts with the job of teaching students a basic core curriculum giving students equal opportunity to succeed; andBE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution be submitted to all State and Federal Legislators from Texas and to all Texas school districts as practicable.