The TEKS SCAM

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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More Texans Homeschool

Why are many Texas parents choosing to homeschool their children?  One of many reasons is that Texas elementary schools are failing to teach children reading, writing and math. The results of the Texas State Tests confirm this. Just in case … Continue reading

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Thomas Ratliff: State Board of Education

The following is a volley of comments between Thomas Ratliff,  the Vice-Chair of the Texas State Board of Education, and concerned Texas Citizens. These comments followed an article about CSCOPE in the Texas Tribune. I have added comments in red … Continue reading

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Free Replacement for CSCOPE

The Controversial CSCOPE Lesson Plans were never needed and should never have been prepared and sold to Texas Public Schools. In 2010, the 20 State Education Service Centers (ESCs) created, promoted, and sold CSCOPE Instruction Materials said to be aligned … Continue reading

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How To Identify Poison Ivy

Physical Characteristics of Poison Ivy  Poison Ivy’s biological generic name is Toxicodendron radicans. Toxicodendron has two parts from comes from the Greek:  toxico means poisonous, and dendron means plant or tree. Radicans refers to a plant that has roots growing from … Continue reading

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