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Published On: Tue, May 21st, 2013

Texas State Senator Dan Patrick says vote ends CSCOPE in schools

Texas has managed to remove the controversial curriculum management program called CSCOPE from the state’s educational system.

Texas State Senator Dan Patrick announced the move on Monday morning via a press release and press conference.

photo Matt McGee

photo Matt McGee

“I’m very pleased to announce this morning that the era of CSCOPE lesson plans has come to an end,” he said.

“CSCOPE is no longer doing lessons,period,” said Dr. Kyle Wargo, a board member of the Texas Education Service Center Curriculum Collaborative (TESCCC).

Wargo also stated that “One size does not fit all. Those lessons, every lesson, needs to be developed on a local level.”

Patrick’s office issued the following statement: Press Release on defeat of CSCOPE in Austin

Senator Patrick closed his remarks by thanking all parents who got involved in their children’s education and the state’s legislators who worked together to remove the controversial program from the education system.

CSCOPE raised eyebrows after parents learned details of the curriculum, which included referring to the Boston Tea Party as an act of terrorism and Allah is ‘Almighty God’ – more here

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