TASA Misuses Tax Money
TASA is the Texas Association of School Administrators. If your superintendent is a TASA member, find out how much of the local school taxes is being paid to TASA. One small Texas school district is paying TASA more than $20,000 per year. YES, TWENTY THOUSAND DOLLARS PER YEAR.
Who approves this expenditure? No doubt, if my local school board is doing this, I am guilty for not attending the board meetings. But I will be there for their next meeting and will be more involved from now on. In my personal opinion, any superintendent or school administrators that attends the common core convention in California is betraying the school district and possibly breaking his/her contract with the school district. After all, the convention is to learn more about common core standards, which has not been approved by TEA.
TASA is hand and hand with the Texas Education Service Centers in putting CSCOPE in our public schools. Even the CSCOPE convention in June 2012 had Linda Hammond as one of the speakers. Ms. Hammond, instrumental in creating Common Core, and CSCOPE was patterned after Ms. Hammond’s methods.
TASA and CSCOPE directors are lying to the public about the instruction material in the CSCOPE lessons–which are hidden from public view.
Linda Hammond was instrumental in creating the Common Core Standards. Governor Perry turned down government money because he did not want Texas to be bound to the federal governments education policies. Not only would this mean using the Common Core Standards, but public education would be under the control of the federal government. So, why are our state school administrators working against the policy set by Governor Perry? Why are our state school administrators going to a convention with one of their prime objectives being to hear Linda Hammond speak and learn more about common core standards? Why was Linda Hammond one of the speakers at the last CSCOPE state convention, June 2012? Is CSCOPE the framework that will be filled with the common core standards? Will your school administrators be using school taxes to go on holiday to California?