CSCOPE Copies From McGraw-Hill Text

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CSCOPE claims that textbooks do not have rigor to meet Texas State Standards, yet CSCOPE plagiarizes lessons from McGraw-Hill Chemistry book.

CSCOPE Threatens Teachers not to reveal content of CSCOPE lessons.

Parents are still not allowed to view the CSCOPE lessons. Is it because the CSCOPE lessons have been plazarized?

Does CSCOPE discourage the use of text books because the CSCOPE lessons are copied from text books? The following lesson came straight from a text book that the school no longer uses because they purchased CSCOPE.

CSCOPE's Plaziarizes Chemisty Activity from McGraw-Hill

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  1. Scott Cook says:

    Dear Janice:

    “C.
    Thanks for your comment. Yes, I value good grammar–commas in their place and spelling correct. Sometimes I am in such a hurry to get
    articles posted that I don’t get all of this done.

    I ask readers to be less critical about my grammar errors.”

    So what you are saying is that it is possible for a person to nit-pick at minuscule details and find inconsequential errors that do not necessarily invalidate the value of your message as a whole. I find this to be rather hypocritical, since that is precisely what you are doing to CSCOPE. Yes I have found typos in CSCOPE. Yes I have encountered a few lessons that did not seem the “best” way for me to teach such content. I have even discovered errors a couple of answer keys. Oh horror. (My experience has been the same with text books and online rants.) However I have found CSCOPE to be one of many useful tools for educators teaching children in our classrooms. There is no “Nazi Regime” and I am certain there are millions of Jews, World War II veterans, and others with simple common sense that are offended by the irresponsible use of that label to describe a public school curriculum. I am disturbed, discouraged, and incensed that a few people can post some outrageous conspiracy theories and insight panic on the part of parents and legislatures.

    Perhaps your haste to get your opinions posted have caused you to omit the virtues of responsible journalism. Take a deep breath and get in touch with reality. You have likely listened to a handful of disgruntled teachers who complain about anything their district does or perhaps even a few teachers who have been unfortunate to have an over-zealous administrator that has mistaken CSCOPE for the one and only resource for instruction.

  2. CSCOPE is flawed in numerous ways. Here an example is shown of illegal plagiarized, however those commenting are more concerned with spell check. (???).
    I understand the point they’ve made concerning correct spelling. But shouldn’t we be more concerned with how CSCOPE is “dumbing down” our children?

    • C.
      Thanks for your comment. Yes, I value good grammar–commas in their place and spelling correct. Sometimes I am in such a hurry to get
      articles posted that I don’t get all of this done.

      I ask readers to be less critical about my grammar errors.

      Today, I am working on plans for communities to have their own “Boots-On-The-Ground” Workshops. I’ll be preparing information for someone
      to lead a group and a flyer with specific ACTION steps for those attending. Any ideas are appreciated. The idea is to get people in your community to take action. To meet with the superintendent—to meet with individual school board members–to meet with businesses in the community and let them know that the
      quality of education directly affects them–especially real estate. Who wants to buy a house in a community with poor schools. Schools with controversial
      school curriculum, curriculum that is being blasted for teaching anti-Christian–pro-Islamic-Anti-American lessons? Thus homes do not sell because no one
      will want to buy. While churches should be the first group to stand arm-in-arm against this, I have not found this to be the case. Anyone have an answer for this?

      I will be working on collecting a data base of names, emails and school districts being represented. So if you wish to be added to this list so that activists against
      CSCOPE can contact you about workshops in your area, send your name and school district to CSCOPEReview.com RE: “Boots on the Ground”.

  3. Rick D Henderson says:

    Parents are still not allowed to view the CSCOPE lessons. Is it because the CSCOPE lessons have been plagiarized? This statement needs to be spell checked..
    Questions: Can you come to the conclusion that a significant amount of science content actually comes from a published textbook or textbooks? Are there any copyright violations being pursued by those publishers?

  4. K. Scarborough says:

    Please edit your text!

    Parents are still not allowed to view the CSCOPE lessons. Is it because the CSCOPE lessons have been plazarized?

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