Sunday, February 3, 2013

CSCOPE controversy

This is amazing.  We've got this controversy over here with an online curricula used in Texas public schools called CSCOPE.  I think the nondisclosure agreement that all the teachers had to sign should have been the giveaway.  No one was allowed to discuss the contents of the program with, of all people, the parents among others.

Now we find we've been entrusting our children's education to progressives.
– requiring teachers, after purchase, to sign a gag order while constantly being intimidated with unannounced three-minute classroom walk-throughs and hints of impending unemployment if they are not “team players” – but asked to do all the editing work of “fixing” CSCOPE and make constructive suggestions while threatening teachers with criminal prosecution if they reveal the factual errors, grammar errors, or indoctrinating lessons to anyone who does not have a password for a program that is…..

– written by curriculum experts and teachers from across the State of Texas whose names and credentials have disappeared

– based on Progressive radical ideas of social constructivism (a.k.a., socialism, Marxism and humanism) that is indoctrinating our children with liberal ideas sprinkled with anti-Christian, anti-American, pro-Islamic lessons while…..

– purchased by local school boards after being given a glorified promise by CSCOPE of the best research practices even though the listed experts (all liberal or radical) on which this program is based are either dead or haven’t been in the classroom for eons

– but [school boards] who believe we should……

- remove textbooks because they are so old fashioned and costly while killing thousands of trees to provide paper for the stupid cut-and-paste activities for students who are too old for cut-and-paste

– passed, accepted, and bought by school board members who were sold snake oil in a pretty package of fear and guilt

– designed, promoted, and crammed down our throats by superintendents who are members of an organization (TASB and TASA) that wants maximum control while asking for guidance from liberals such as Linda Darling-Hammond, whose school failed and closed because her concepts just did not work

– but promoted by TESCCC, a government agency deemed as a non-profit and run by directors, (who license the program to themselves when they switch from sellers to buyers) without allowing open bids for the service that they in turn sell to the local schools for an inconsistent price

– while raking in millions of dollars but reporting to the State Board of Education members that they make no profit, have no employees, and that their greatest expense is travel while promoting the efficiency of technology which eliminates the need to travel to transfer information

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