There is no educational advantage for using CSCOPE.
So why are Texas Superintendents and School Board members defending CSCOPE?
Have you ever seen 80% of Texas superintendents and school board members bond together and defend a text book company?
CSCOPE directors premeditatedly planned to implement a substandard instruction material that was never intendent to be aligned with the TEKS. The Education Service Centers (ESCs), Texas Association of School Administrators and School board members (TASA/TASB) have their own agenda, which conflicts with the goals of TEA.
The content of CSCOPE was never the issue with the CSCOPE directors. They needed quantity not quality lessons. It is the technology –the CSCOPE framework–the CSCOPE managing system that is the primary goal. Now that the majority of Texas school districts have the CSCOPE framework in place, TASA/TASB and CSCOPE are more open about their goals. Administrators are without shame seeing help from the Federal Government on implementing Common Core Standards. YES!!! Our Governor, Rick Perry, said this was not going to happen.