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The Llano Administrators and Llano teachers were paid with school taxes to stand against the Llano parents and others in the Llano community. The issue? CSCOPE Lessons.
It was a sea of orange at the Burnet County Courthouse Annex on Friday and most were in favor of the “right to choose” but not how you might think. They support the right to choose what lesson plans they use in the classroom and the orange represents Llano ISD.
Much like lemmings following each other over a cliff, the orange sea of Llano Lemmings are playing follow the leader.
Parents opposing the Llano administrators and Llano teachers are not questioning a teacher’s judgement. They are questioning using an unvetted, instruction material called CSCOPE.
Those supporting CSCOPE are supporting the Common Core teaching philosophy, which is called a progressive constructivist method.
CSCOPE, Common Core as well as the Vision Learning materials sold by TASA (Texas Association of School Administrators) puts social development and moral development at top of their educational objectives with with subject content as third.
This CSCOPE philosophy frowns on the traditional teaching of “Reading–Writing–and Arithmatic.”
The Progressive Teaching Philosophy is accomplished by promoting the rights of students—such as,
- Students have the right to decide what they want to read or if they want to read. This is called authentic reading.
- Students have the right to work in groups and as a group their work is not visible to parents unless the parents of every student gives permission. Doubt this—This last school year a parent of an elementary student was not allowed to see a video made of a class project completed by her son and his partner.
- Students have the right to determine what they think about historical events and to decide for themselves if they are important. Students have the write to decide if the American Constitution, Declaration of Independence, and Bill of Rights are applicable in this modern 21st Century. Basically, the CSCOPE progressive Constructivist teaching philosophy is to guide students to aggressively question the social, moral, and religious standards taught them by their parents. Students are also guided to question why they should have any loyalty to their country. Some CSCOPE lessons set the stage that guides students to question their parents.
Texas PARENTS!! WAKE UP!
The CSCOPE Directors have been telling parents that they do not know what their child should be taught. Read the Important Note shown below from a copy taken from the CSCOPE Parent Portal.
The Llano administrators and Llano Teachers have let Llano parents know whose the boss.
The opinions of Parents in Llano and in other CSCOPE school district are not being respected.
Parents are considered not to have enough education to understand the New 21st Century Teaching Methods.
Just keep paying those school taxes.
Keep supported those school athletic events.
The school administration and teachers are smarter than you and will decide what your child should learn.