If TESCCC,inc, the company who owns CSCOPE is a vendor and CSCOPE is a product, then why is a vendor representative allowed to intimidate teachers for speaking negatively against the product?
Why is a vendor representative allowed to intimidate teachers who testified against CSCOPE?
—–Original Message—– Copy of Cindy’s Email
From: Cindy Hamilton [mailto:Cindy.Hamilton@esc13.txed.net]
Sent: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 7:22 PM
To: CSCOPE Teacher
Subject: Fwd: State CSCOPE Communication
As you may be aware, an outgoing member of the State Board of Education’s Committee on Instruction requested that the TESCCC make available information to assist the committee in better understanding the CSCOPE Curriculum Management System. At the November 15th meeting, there were several people, including teachers, vendors, and community members, who made comments about their experiences with and opinions about CSCOPE, both in support of and in opposition to use of the CSCOPE curriculum. You may view the webcast at http://www.texasadmin.com/agenda.php?confid=TEA_CI111512&dir=tea. It is several hours long.
Attached to this email you will find a letter from Wade Labay, Director of State CSCOPE which provides further information addressing some of the inaccurate claims made at this meeting.
We here at Region XIII continue to welcome your feedback, as always. We value our partnership as you in the districts work hard to ensure that all students receive a quality education, and we are most thankful to be working with you.
I hope that you enjoy your Thanksgiving break.
Wade Lebay’s Email
Have you ever received a letter from a representative of a vendor discrediting people who gave a negative review of their product?
Why are superintendents allowing vendors to intimidate their teachers. Any superintendent worth his/her salt would not have purchased a product sight unseen.
Teachers would not have had to go to the state board of education if they had included their teachers in the evaluation of the CSCOPE product. No, they bought it because–this is the big question. Why are superintendents purchasing CSCOPE?
Here is Wade’s email.