Truth About IB (TAIB) represents the most comprehensive compilation of investigative research on the International Baccalaureate® (IB) program available on the Internet. The purpose of this site is to provide factual information and resources to parents and taxpayers who have unanswered questions about IB. If you are unable to locate the answers to your questions, please feel free to e-mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
HAPPY NEW YEAR! WELCOME 2016!
If this is your first visit to Truth About IB, a few words. My apologies for not actively reviewing and updating links within this site over the past year. Unfortunately, IBO completely redesigned its site, burying, obscuring, deleting and making it virtually impossible to provide helpful links for those seeking information on fees, regulations, past speeches, etc. Other info may be a couple of years out of date. If you have specific questions that you are unable to find the answers to, please email me at email@example.com. I still check the e-mail and will reply as soon as possible.
In terms of the site itself, I am leaving it up online as a resource for newcomers to explore, but will not be adding new articles. With the advent of Common Core in the U.S., most folks understand that IB is merely Common Core on steroids. On occasion, I will check and update the number of IB programs in the U.S. It does my heart good to know that despite the millions of taxpayer dollars wasted on IB, there are still fewer than 900 Diploma programs in the U.S.
"Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body & mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day."
It is difficult to track when districts eliminate IB. Some districts are still in the discussion phase, some made application but never followed through. But for the purposes of this section, TAIB will try and keep pace with the number of drops which receive local press. Since March, 2009, IBO has lost 51 IBDP schools, 60 MYP and 31 PYP or a total of 142 fewer IB schools in the U.S.A. If anyone is aware of districts not listed during this period, please e-mailTAIB with the stats. Thanks!
Based on a 3 year tracking period, TAIB can confidently state that for every four new IB schools in the U.S., one already authorized IB school is booting IB to the curb.
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