Part 7: ESCs are Weak Links

Texas ESCs are the weak link in Texas education.

Texas ESCs are the Weak Link in Texas Education Texas has 20 Regional Educational Service Centers (ESCs). Each ESC is to provide service to public school districts in their region. The Texas legislature has over time increase the ESCs until … Continue reading

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ESC’s Exposed-Part 5: Negative Effects

Yearly Schedule of 5th grade TEKS determined by ESC

According to the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), only 14 percent of fourth-graders knew that it is easier to stay afloat in salt water than in fresh water and could explain why. Q. Why are Texas students less educated … Continue reading

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ESCs Exposed-Part 2: No Accountability

Bird with head in the sand represents Texas State Education Directors

Texas Education Service Centers (ESCs) were established to provide service to school districts in different regions of Texas. Schools in rural areas have different needs than do schools in cities.Thus, 20 ESCs were established to provide specific services to met … Continue reading

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College and Career Readiness Scam

TEA keeps dreaming up new ways to disrupt the focus of the core curriculum: reading, writing, math, science, and social studies. TEA and the 20 Texas Education Service Centers have more than 80% of the Texas School Districts indoctrinated with … Continue reading

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CSCOPE Strikes Again

Written by Donna Garner [10.7.14 — I wonder when reporters such as Terrence Stutz are going to try to investigate exactly why Texas’ public school students have lost ground on the SAT.  Could it be (duh?)  that leading up to … 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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The Siesta is Over!

CSCOPE Has Dumbed Down Texas Students

Texas has 20 Over-Funded Education Service Centers (ESCs). Texas Education Commissioner, Michael Williams was asked why Texas students are not at a higher educational level. Get ready for the  Earth shaking answer from Williams, who was selected by Governor Perry … Continue reading

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Parents Have Lost Control

Following is an article written by Donna Garner. I have made comments in red. “What Parents Should Want for Their Children” by Donna Garner 8.30.14  http://www.educationviews.org/parents-children/  Below is a suggested document for parents to take to their child’s teachers to … Continue reading

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CSCOPE Blamed for STAAR Scores

To the Texas Commissioner of Education, Michael Williams Commissioner Williams, You have not responded to any cries for help to save Texas Education from the destructive CSCOPE tentacles. Instead, you embraced the ESCs, the groups who deceptively dispersed the CSCOPE … Continue reading

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Why are Kids Failing?

Are Teachers at Fault? I received the following comment from Scott, who identifies himself  as a teacher. ———————————— “I think you are under the false assumption that all teachers are as enthusiastic about teaching as you! There must be a … Continue reading

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