Thank you for your recent correspondence regarding International Baccalaureate programs in South Carolina. I appreciate your taking the time to write.
I understand your concerns and welcome your interest in this matter. As you are aware, the International Baccalaureate (IB) is a non-profit educational foundation that offers four international education programs for children ages 3 to 19 in order to promote exposure to international cultures and ways of life. Grants for IB are provided through the Magnet Schools Assistance Program administered through the U.S. Department of Education and are available to schools who meet requirements set forth by the Department.
I appreciate your sharing your thoughts with me regarding this issue. Having the benefit of your views is important as I continue to work with my colleagues each day to pass legislation to improve our nation and the lives of our citizens. Please be assured that I will continue to closely monitor this issue and will keep your thoughts in mind should legislation pertaining to this matter come before me in the United States House of Representatives during the 112th Congress.
It is an honor to represent the people of the Second Congressional District of South Carolina, and I value your input. If I may be of further assistance to you, please do not hesitate to contact me.
The Richland 2 school district of Columbia, SC, is a large district with 18 elementary schools, seven middle schools, five high schools (one of which is IB) and several alternative school options. The district serves more than 26,000 students and has a general operating budget of approximately $215,000,000. This equals a per student cost of approximately $8,270.
Well! The "transparency" is refreshing, however, TAIB is disturbed beyond belief at the "invocation" delivered at the beginning of the August meeting.
"To make the world a better place through our students. Amen"
No mention of God. Rather, a communist substitution of collective coercion of children in prayer format.
A little poking around the district's website came up with the following "plan" to "rebrand" the district. Here at TAIB, we realized long ago that IB is all about glossy marketing and very little substance. Look what we found in Richland 2:
IB billboards? Come on, this is a joke, right?
TAIB has been contacted by concerned citizens of Columbia, SC, and looks forward to working with them to reverse and stop this Progressive, globalist takeover of its public schools. Information on this page will be added to the top of the page.
If you are a resident of Columbia, SC and would like to get in touch with the anti-IB citizens in your area to offer your support, please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will put you in touch. TAIB respects parental confidentiality and will never publish anyone's name without their permission.