By Suzanne Van Hecke, 04/18/14 –
I assumed TX was a conservative state and therefore would be safe wherever we chose to live. I just researched that TX doesn’t use Common Core but critics say Cscope is just TX’s version of it. Can anyone tell me if Weatherford or Aledo ISDs use Common Core or Cscope?
Star-Telegram, By Will Weissert (AP), 07/18/13
The curriculum system designed to help teachers adhere to state educational requirements was trumpeted as disbanded in May by conservatives who criticized it as promoting anti-American values.
But a top Texas Education Agency attorney suggested Wednesday that CSCOPE is now in the public domain, meaning its lesson plans and exams can be used in any districts where school boards authorize it.
King Discusses CSCOPE
WEATHERFORD – The following statement may be attributed to State Representative Phil
King (R-Weatherford) regarding the lesson plans provided by CSCOPE:
Curriculum under fire for radical ideas, secrecy
From WND.com, by John Griffing, December 14, 2012 – In the 70 percent of Texas public schools where a private curriculum has been installed, students are learning the “fact” that “Allah is the Almighty God,” charge critics of a new online curriculum that already is facing condemnation for its secrecy and restrictions on oversight.
The program, called CSCOPE, is a private venture operating under the umbrella of the Texas Education Service Center Curriculum Collaborative, whose incorporation documents state its independence from the State Board of Education of the Texas Education Agency.