We Support HB 1403
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We the undersigned support the passage of the New Hampshire HB 1403 which would end the governing structure of the International Baccalaureate Organization in New Hampshire schools.
1) No foreign organization in partnership with a global political organization should be collecting private data on New Hampshire students.
2) The International Baccalaureate Organization should not be governing New Hampshire local public schools by mandating schools follow the mission statement of the IBO. The IBO is an NGO of the United Nations. (example: teachers could be investigated by the IBO for "improper conduct" which could mean something as benign as giving extra time on an exam)
3) No parent should be required to settle disputes under Swiss law: IB requires that "any dispute arising from or in connection with the Rules for IB World Schools shall be finally settled by one arbitrator in accordance with the Swiss Rules of International Arbitration of the Swiss Chambers of Commerce. The seat of the arbitration shall be Geneva, Switzerland."
4) Students in New Hampshire should receive a quality education without foreign political influence from a political special interest group. For these reasons we support HB 1403 which will establish a "Study Committee" and remove the foreign organization's governing power. This will return local control to the local community where it belongs.
Parents, taxpayers, teachers, students and everyone in the communities of New Hampshire who think that a political special interest group from abroad should not have control over public education in this state.