Jim Walker, the chairman of the Big Sky Tea Party Association board post-Ravndal and Allen-Gailushas, has argued that a proposed new curriculum to teach students about health and nutrition is based on
United Nations’ established philosophies with an emphasis on development of “global citizens” while intentionally diminishing the importance of national heritage.
In late September, Walker wrote a guest opinion in the Helena IR that told us that teaching children about health and nutrition with lessons based teaching to the whole child, (which he claims is linked to the International Baccalaureate program, and through that, he presumes, the UN) will have “negative impacts on American heritage and culture” and has been implemented in such a way that is a direct violation of the Montana Constitution.
Despite the TEA Party’s dark fears, the Helena health and nutrition lessons carry no legal obligations for students to even participate if parents so choose, and raises no constitutional issues.
Nor is it associated in any way with the United Nations, as the Director of Communications for the group the TEA Party is trying to denigrate through UN association writes in a letter to the editor yesterday in the Helena IR.