Yet again, debate has erupted over the funding of the International Baccalaureate program in the state of Utah. Proposing that it espouses anti-American ideology and demeans Christian values, its opponents are vehemently working to get it out of Utah schools. Those who advocate removing IB from Utah schools, however, have failed to demonstrate that the pedagogy of IB, as taught by qualified teachers throughout the state, encourages students to become atheists, "left-wing" radicals and rebellious. Until they can provide substantial evidence of any issues in the current IB curriculum embraced by Utah schools, IB should receive funding.

Jacob Newman

Salt Lake City