International Baccalaureate Group Meeting Sunday

Participation of current IB Juniors and Seniors is strongly encouraged.

Our Tucker IB program is facing some challenges. A group has been meeting to discuss the best way to address them. 

We, as parents and guardians, should be informed and participate in actions that can help our IB students and teachers. We need more voices. We want all the IB students to have an opportunity to excel in the program. 

See the information below and please make time to join IB parents as we plan and work for a great year in IB for our children.

WHO: Tucker IB Parent Support Group

WHEN: Sunday, Sept. 30, 2011 from 3-5 p.m.

WHERE: Tucker High School (enter at the gym side and look for a person or signs that will direct you to a nearby room)

WHY: To inform all IB parents of issues and to have one STRONG voice in expressing our expectations from DeKalb County School System. To discuss and explore future activities and support of our children, their teachers and the IB program.

It is imperative that we have 100% participation of current IB Juniors and Seniors. We strongly welcome and encourage our 8th, 9th and 10th grade pre-IB students and families to attend.

See you Sunday!

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Frank DiGeorge September 30, 2012 at 11:06 AM
There are many aspects of IB the district is not telling us about, http://myinclinevillage.com/2011/07/31/what-all-parents--students-should-know-before-enrolling-in-ib.aspx
Patrick Turner September 30, 2012 at 04:19 PM
I agree Frank that there are many aspects the district is not communicating, like the minuscule impact both IB and AP have on the overall budget. While I tremendously disagree with most of the article you've enclosed I'll also enclose a link that will provide ten reasons why IB is an ideal program for collegiate level study. My child is not in IB just to attain college credit, rather she's there to develop skills that will help her long after college is completed. http://www.ibo.org/ibworld/may2012/documents/10reasons.pdf
Patrick Turner September 30, 2012 at 04:20 PM
Frank read this one too! http://www.ibo.org/ibworld/may2012/serving-higher-purpose.cfm/
Frank DiGeorge October 20, 2012 at 05:29 PM
Patrick Turner, Why International Baccalaureate is not a good fit for most schools Updated 10/13/12 1) Compared to AP, IB will increase college costs for most students. 2) IB will not improve student performance. 3) IB's pedagogical method is one of constructivism and inquiry based learning to promote a specific ideology. 4) IB is extremely expensive. 5) Many schools drop IB. The reasons most often stated are: a) Cost, b) Lack of student improvement with IB, c) Less flexible than AP, d) Lack of participation in IB classes, e) Lack of college credit for IB. 6) Some people object to IB on religious grounds. 7) There is no record of a school ever being turned down for IB, so long as the money is available. 8) At the elementary level IB is required for all children in the school and the stated goal is to "develop attitudes," and to get students to "take action." At the middle school the IB suggests IB be implemented school wide. Children of parents who object to the IB ideology are sometimes forced into IB. 9) Many international teachers and former IB teachers are against the programme.
Frank DiGeorge October 20, 2012 at 05:30 PM
10) IB is an NGO of UNESCO (UN), IB and UNESCO work out of the same building in Switzerland. The goal is to promote the UN ideology. 11) IB has little to do with real education and more to do with ideology; specifically the UN’s ideology and Agenda 21. 12) With IB schools give up some local control. Any disputes are handled in Switzerland with Swiss law. 13) Some states and political parties are trying to eliminate IB. 14) The IB diploma required TOK class is composed entirely of questions like, "When can it be right to disobey the law? Can suicide bombers be right?" 15) AP is the best fit for gifted students. 16) When IB/AP classes are combined the IB material must take priority. 17) For the IB diploma students must complete: six required classes in two years (three one year classes and three two year classes), a UN influenced philosophy course, write an extended essay, and complete 150 hours of community service. 18) IB is implemented in a deceitful way over and over throughout the United States. Once someone questions IB an open and honest discussion is never allowed, and the community becomes divided. To find proof supporting all the points above read the entire article, http://myinclinevillage.com/2011/07/31/what-all-parents--students-should-know-before-enrolling-in-ib.aspx There are numerous active IB battles going on in the US, some of them can be found at, www.TruthAboutIB.com


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