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CSCOPE: EXPOSING THE NATION’S MOST CONTROVERSIAL PUBLIC SCHOOL CURRICULUM SYSTEM
Mar. 7, 2013 7:50pm Tiffany Gabbay
In February, Texas announced that the state, along with the Texas Education Service Center Curriculum (TESCCC,) would enact major changes to the controversial curriculum management system dubbed CSCOPE. The system received a litany of complaints from faculty members and parents alike concerning its lack of transparency (parents were allegedly not permitted to review lesson-plans), lack of oversight from the State Board of Education, and for allegedly imposing oppressive working conditions for faculty members.
CSCOPE was created so that teachers could frame their year around teaching points required by the state. Lessons, which are written by CSCOPE staff and current and former teachers, can be updated and delivered online, making it more cost-effective than standard textbooks.
To note just how off-color some of the CSCOPE curriculum is, consider that the Texas CSCOPE Review, an independent watchdog group, uncovered an out-of-date, optional CSCOPE lesson-plan on terrorism — “World History Unit 12 Lesson 07″ — which allegedly likens the Boston Tea Party to “an act of terrorism.”
The system also recently asked students to design a flag for a new socialist nation.
Davic Barton Exposes Grades K-3 Anti-American Curriculum under CSCOPE
Beck Talks with Texas State Senator Dan Patrick about CSCOPE
Teachers Mary Bowen and Stan Hartzler discuss CSCOPE
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