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The Guardian News URL

http://www.guardian.co.uk/usa/story/0,,1730530,00.html?gusrc=rss

United States: Furious row as US school board drops International Baccalaureate for being 'too foreign'.

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*head-to-desk* I was fortunate enough to have been educated in both the USA and South America while I was growing up. In addition, it did not hurt that my father was always insuring that I always questioned every thing I was taught and to come up with my own opinions. Sadly I can't say that this articel shocked me in the leats bit and this fact scares me.

opponents [accuse] the curriculum of promoting "disarmament, socialism and moral relativism, while attempting to undermine Christian religious values and national sovereignty".

Gasp! Truly evil.

Really, sometimes I think half of Americans want to just throw away everything scary and modern and especially European and live in brightly segregated plastic dolls-houses eating sugar-spun food happily ever after, stagnant and smiling.

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Can anyone in the UK suggest a place for my family of four to live? Anywhere that would welcome a scientific secular humanist atheist, with nhilistic/satanic and pantheistic tendencies (all depends on the mood, you know)? We live in Louisiana, right now; truly, anything is better than this.

London is the obvious one, if you can afford to live there, because pretty much anything you might want in a city you can find somewhere in London - not that it's perfect. Sheffield, Bristol, Bournemouth, Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Oxford, Cambridge, Glastonbury, and various others are all good cities too. On the other hand, the English countryside is a very nice place to live if work permits.

But the UK really isn't a paradise. Apart from anything else, Americans these days draw a lot of flak from rude strangers who assume every American is a rabid Bush supporter or a fat-tourist stereotype.. at any rate, the sound of an American accent, especially a Southern one, makes people feel like they have a license to spew vitriol. YMMV!

Didn't you know 'International' means "containing more than one US State and sometimes maybe Canada (but not Quebec)"?

You have to decide, do you want to be christian, american, and anti-marxist; or anti-christian, un-american an marxist.

Tough call. :0

I was educated under the IB, and I am grateful for that. It is a proper, gruelling secondary school diploma, not like that watered-down cow's piss they teach (and also apparently brew ;p) in America.

Marxist? Evidently, none of the critics have actually looked at the Economics syllabus...

What exactly *was* the International Baccalaureate Organisation doing supporting a Marxist organisation anyway?

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