To look at the 15 page booklet IB produces on Academic Honesty (right), one would expect such an expensive and allegedly prestigious organization to practice what it preaches. Cheating, in any form, is neither an honorable character trait nor something that should be rewarded.
TAIB has linked two rather scandelous stories regarding cases of plagiarism and IB at right. The stories are also featured below as these things have a way of being scrubbed from the Internet, especially in light of a recent story out of an IB World School in California and TAIB's "exchange" with Jay Mathews on the subject. Mr. Mathews, who feels compelled to insert the IB initials in articles where IB is totally irrelevant, oddly didn't think mentioning IB was "relevant" to the story of a cheating student's Daddy's lawsuit against the school. Please read the comments following the WAPO article for further explanation as to why the fact that this cheating incident and the subsequent "loophole" found by the school to allow the student to enter the IB DP, is entirely, relevant.
Below, please watch the You Tube video to see what IB can do to a student who violates IB academic policy when they are under IB's control.
May, 5, 2012 - TAIB became acquainted with the insatiable desire of IB administrators to either double report the number of exams, never report the number of IB exams, or completely exaggerate the number of IB exams administered as there is no central database anyone can go to to cross-check the results. Therefore, it came as no surprise when TAIB encountered the following headline:
You see, IB, it's no longer just that pesky Mrs. Long Island who doubts the credibility of claims of rigor and prestige by IB World Schools anymore. Oh no. Many people are starting to wake up. Slowly. But our patience is growing thin. Children have ONE CHANCE at high school. They are NOT your "guinea pigs". You do not get to LIE and EXAGGERATE about an expensive, failed, social justice, foreign program, any longer.
"The high-water mark for Richmond’s over-reporting of diplomas occurred in 2007-08, the first year that Richmond reported IB graduates to the state. The district’s numbers that year indicated 25 IB diploma recipients, but numbers supplied by IB indicate just one graduate."