Parent Exposes Convoluted Math

Parents Fed Up with TEKS and STAAR Comment from a parent of a 3rd grader My daughter started school on Aug 2014. She is in the third grade. On the fourth day of school I opted her out of the … Continue reading

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The TEKS SCAM

3rd Grade Evolution of TAKS to TEKS

Following is a comparison of three 3rd grade math test questions. Notice that each problem has the same math TEKS. Are Texans being scammed by the Texas Education Agency, the SBOE, the Commissioner of Education and every legislature who has … Continue reading

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Parents Speak Out

POOF! The ESCs can seemingly magically make things disappear.

Texas Legislatures Provide Millions of Dollars for Education. Education money seems to magically disappear before reaching classrooms. There are too many hands that education money sifts through before it gets to the classroom. The Texas Education Agency receives the lion’s … Continue reading

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Texas Education Plummeted

Texas' Star has rusted from the tears of parents and children who are not being educated.

Texas Education has precipitated to the bottom of the Barrel. The downward gravitation of the quality of Texas Education started when Texas took government funding for education. How has government funding benefited Texas Education? The federal government now controls Texas … Continue reading

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Brazosport CSCOPE Propaganda

Brazosport ISD Dr. Holacka Q and A

Brazosport ISD Curriculum Redevelopment At the request of a parent, I copied  Dr. Karin Holacka explanation for her decision to implement CSCOPE.  I am surprised that any superintendent would purchase CSCOPE when the Texas Attorney General is investigating the people … Continue reading

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Progressive Teacher Appraisal Part 1

Appraisal System Domain 1

CSCOPE and Common Core promote progressive education, which is student centered. This means that traditional methods of teaching, such as learning the multiplication tables is considered “old school.” Progressive methods of teaching, referred to as the 21st Century methods are more interested … Continue reading

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CSCOPE Lower Order Thinking

Statue of The Thinker

Progressivism and Social Constructivism Part II: You’re Out of Order By Cathy Wells Social constructivist philosophy tries quite hard to produce what is deemed “higher order thinking skills.” Another semantical game is being played here because, honestly, what parent is going to … Continue reading

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CSCOPE: Social Constructivism

Building structure at wrong angles indicating that CSCOPE Construction gives a bad product.

What is Progressivism and Social Constructivism Part I: Defining the Terms by Cathy Wells As we discuss CSCOPE, the terms “progressivism” and “social constructivism” keep popping up. Parents might be curious about these terms and want to know what, exactly, … Continue reading

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Letter to Superintendent

A form letter that parents can send to their school superintendent asking for CSCOPE lessons.

Parents, Following is a form letter for requesting CSCOPE information from your school superintendent. Please ask for this information so that you can make your own decisions about the quality of the CSCOPE lessons. Janice VanCleave FORM LETTER FOR PARENTS … Continue reading

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CSCOPE Path to Sandy Hook

The American flag with large print stating, "Proud to be an American."

A WORD ABOUT SANDY HOOK by Wade VanCleave 1/09/13 When I went to school in the 1940’s  and 50’s  we had good schools, good teachers, and plenty of books. Lots of books. At the beginning of each day, a student … Continue reading

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