CSCOPE Is Not Gone

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Shilouette of Woman with Her Hands Over Her MouthYes! TESCCC promised to remove the CSCOPE lessons by August, 2013. But, the TESCCC has promised to do lots of things and as yet few promises have been kept.

TESCCC is requesting that superintendents have teachers copy the CSCOPE lessons. These superintendents don’t have what it takes to Cowboy up and tell TESCCC to shove off. This is because these  superintendents are pawns in the hands of TASA. They fall inline like rats  following the pied piper.  They bow down to the wishes of TASA, which has been to purchase CSCOPE so the Texas students would fail the STAAR. This gives TASA the leverage they need to further take over the Education of Texas Children. Read the TASA website if you doubt this. Even our past Commissioner of Education joined TASA’s transformation team before he resigned his position.

Its one thing to want the state tests to be more useful and not cause such emotional harm to children. But CSCOPE and those supporting it have been and still are part of an insidious plot to control how children think.

Do most teachers like CSCOPE? NO!

The reason teachers do not come forward and tell the truth about CSCOPE is described by the following teacher comments. If you are a teachers in a CSCOPE school, you can add your comments anonymously by sending them to:

CSCOPEReview@gmail.com

Make a note that you wish to remain anonymous.
Same with comments made on this website. I review all comments.

You can also send your information to:

TXCSCOPEReview
Box 145
Riesel, Texas 76682

Teacher Comments:

I resigned my job because I was being treated so harshly (most had to do with CSCOPE, under the surface). In this district, CSCOPE has become more or less like a religion. Teachers are afraid to speak up for fear of being targeted, put on growth plans, get bad evaluations, treated like traitors… it’s a very long and very sad story. Parents need to know that teachers are very stressed.

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The 1st year the lessons appeared to have been written by a trained monkey-misspellings, mistakes and inaccuracies. While the grammar improved some, the lesson content  got worse. Plus the lessons changed every year. Our superintendent must have stock in CSCOPE. Each year we are reminded that if we didn’t stay on board we needed to leave.  We are told that we must  teach these awful lessons with fidelity (new CSCOPE buzz word) and for any program to show results it would take at least 3 years. Three years? Its been 7 years with failing students. I think that the purpose of CSCOPE must be to fail our kids. Teachers know that this is wrong, but we have families to feed. If we lose our jobs we lose our health insurance. Actually this has become so high we are stretched just to pay for it.
Today teachers were informed to copy the CSCOPE lessons so that they could be used next year. This is not mandated by the superintendent. Since the superintendent was responsible for teachers signing the non-disclosure contract with CSCOPE, a written release from this contract needs to be provided each teacher. Seems to be the administration can copy the CSCOPE lessons. As usual teachers are to be responsible. If teachers copy the CSCOPE lessons, then they will be the ones legally responsible for using lessons that the senate education committee said shouldn’t be used. What a mess and our superintendent who is responsible for protecting educators and students is the enemy.
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