Why did your school purchase CSCOPE?
One pat answer from superintendents is that CSCOPE helps teachers understand the TEKS
What Are The TEKS?
Texas Standards, called the TEKS, provide a guide that teachers used to cover concepts and events considered important by the Texas Education Agency (TEA).
Superintendents and school board members say they purchase CSCOPE because teachers need help in understanding the TEKS as well as making sure that all the TEKS are taught.
There is something wrong with this reasoning. No superintendent considers his/her entire teaching staff incompetent. Thus, why purchase CSCOPE to provide TEKS explanations.? CSCOPE calls the explanations for the TEKS specificities.
Who Writes CSCOPE Specificities for the TEKS?
Cscope directors proudly promote that teachers write CSCOPE materials for teachers.
In other words, CSCOPE hires teachers to interpret the TEKS and superintendents buy CSCOPE.
A good question to ask your superintendent is why teachers working in the school district cannot understand the TEKS?
Since the SBOE has not evaluated the CSCOPE material. It will takes years for all K-12 CSCOPE lessons to be evaluated. In the mean time, your children will be taught ideologies and propaganda that is not allowed in textbooks.
For example, the following world history TEKS asks that students be able to explain how Islam influences law and government in the Muslim world. The CSCOPE teacher who explained this TEKS decided to use the Islamic Law: Sari’a Law. Read this specificity for the TEKS and then see how CSCOPE represents the Shari’a law on the unit assessment. Know that without any oversight, CSCOPE as well as other online curricula can use anyone to interpret the TEKS.
I think the Shari’a law is softened by CSCOPE. Since this is what is being taught to your children, not just in high school but from K-12 a little by little——-What do you think?