To All CSCOPE Parents,
Following is a form letter that contains all the codes that give you the right to have copies of the CSCOPE Lessons and Worksheets.
Please request these copies and see for yourself what is being used to teach your children. Possibly if enough requests are made for printed copies, Wade Lebay will allow parent access to the CSCOPE website. This would make it easier for you to view and evaluate the resource websites for each lesson.
You need all the lessons for each subject so that you can determine if there are gaps in the instructions, if all the TEKS are taught and not just listed, to determine for yourself if CSCOPE lessons identify specific TEKS but add unrelated information.
Once you have copies of the lessons, discuss their content with other parents. Encourage others to ask for copies of lessons.
Also request a copy of an outdated text book and compare the content of the CSCOPE lessons with the text book. Make note of the information in the text book. Compare the text book information with the student information provided by CSCOPE.
Schedule teacher conferences to discuss the content of the CSCOPE lessons. Ask about any of your concerns.
Please share your comments and evaluations.
FORM LETTER FOR PARENTS
Dear Superintendent _____________,
In light of recent criticism of the CSCOPE Curriculum, and in keeping with my parental right in accordance with Texas State Education Code 26.006, I am respectfully asking for a copy of the ____________(subject, grade) CSCOPE lessons from September, 2011 to May, 2012.
Thus, this request is made under the Texas Public Information Act, Chapter 552, Texas Government Code. The Open Records Act guarantees a citizen’s access to information in the custody of governmental agencies. Disclosure of this information is in the public interest because providing a copy of the information primarily benefits the general public. I therefore request a waiver of all fees and charges pursuant to Section 552.267 of this Act.
According to Wade Lebay, Texas State CSCOPE Director, as quoted in a recent article by Ann Work (12/2012, Wichita Falls Press) parents may view and have a copy of CSCOPE lessons and materials used in the classroom.
So that I may evaluate the CSCOPE lessons and handouts and have the material evaluated independently by a professional, I respectfully request copies of the material associated with this course.
Parent will submit their name and address