Sen. Margaret Dayton, R-Orem, who has been against IB for several years, tried Tuesday to eliminate the degree by amending a higher education scholarship bill before the Senate.
Her amendment failed on a voice vote.
But not before Dayton said that IB’s international foundation charter speaks of a “one world government and disarmament.”
Dayton said any number of Utahns won’t allow their children to be in IB because of its un-American ideals.
And thus those smart kids can only take AP or other advanced high school student degrees, thus disadvantaging them in getting college scholarships and other advantages that go to IB “one world government” kind of students.
Sen. Jerry Stevenson, R-Layton, who sponsored the original bill, noted that the Senate just last week honored an outstanding Utah high school student from his area who had graduated with an IB degree, and how important it was to her in her education.
So, at least for a time, the IB “one-worlders” will still be able to take the upper-level classes – which are acceptable for college credit and can save such a college student tens of thousands of dollars in their university career.