STAAR Lacks Rigor

Fifth Grade Science STAAR question lacks rigor.

Rigorous describes something that is done carefully and with a lot of detail. Is the 5th grade science 2013 STAAR Question #4, shown here, rigorous? Was care taken in writing the answer choices? Choice G is given as the correct … Continue reading

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Poor Leaders = Failing Students

MES differentiated instruction

No Qualifications Needed–Just Volunteer Many districts  demand expertise in an area for a person to be an instructional specialist. Did you know that TEA doesn’t require that an instructional specialist do any more than just volunteer for the job? In … Continue reading

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New CSCOPE Binding Agreement

Parents Viewing New CSCOPE Legal Contract

Parents, contact your school district and find out which loops you must jump through to know what is to be taught your children this school year, 2013-2014. Teachers were allowed to copy and save all the 2013 CSCOPE content before … Continue reading

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Say No to Tweeting

Social Media Moak

WAKE UP TEXAS Parents: Our 20 tax funded state groups , erroneously called Texas Education Service Centers (ESCs), are attacking Texas education from another direction. While everyone is busy debating CSCOPE Lessons, the ESCs are busy as bees putting another program … Continue reading

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New CSCOPE ERA

Yes, The 20 ESCs are Kicking Off a New CSCOPE ERA The battle against the controversial CSCOPE lessons was recently ambushed by Senator Patrick’s deal with TESCCC, the illegal company created by the twenty Texas Education Service Centers (ESCs). Senator … Continue reading

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Deceitful Politicians

We must be on the Alert to what our state and national politicians are doing. Thankfully, we have Donna Garner to help us. The following is from Donna.  7.1.13 — Please read this excerpt from Family Research Council very carefully … Continue reading

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Why Schools Rent CSCOPE?

Texas Superintendent March to TASA's Tune

Reasons Superintendents and School Board Members Give for Purchasing CSCOPE Rockwall Superintendent Bailey says that the CSCOPE tool provided many benefits to the district that were lacking. For example:  X 1. CSCOPE  was developed by Texas teachers for Texas teachers that brought the pacing … Continue reading

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Teaching Without CSCOPE

(Note: This is a work in process. So, check back often for more new information.) Free TEKS Professional Development Each Texas ESC was given a share of $32 million to prepare FREE TEKS professional development called: Rider 42 Professional Development … Continue reading

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TASA Robs School Districts

“TASA and TASB – Reaping Our Tax Dollars” by Donna Garner 3.19.13  The following data shows that 7 Texas school districts (chosen at random out of 1,032) have sent TASA and TASB more than $1.2 Million of local taxpayers’ dollars … Continue reading

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CSCOPE Not Aligned with Science Standards

CSCOPE keys for the scientific method are incorrect. The one shown is for a hoovercraft investigation and it has little correct information.

The Scientific Method Makes Up 40% of Science STAARs    Problem for an Experiment: CSCOPE’s Incorrect Example  How does an applied force, such as a push, affect a CD hovercraft? A push is not a type of force, instead it … Continue reading

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