CSCOPE is a comprehensive, customizable, user-friendly curriculum management system built on the most current research-based practices in the field.
Its primary focus is to impact instructional practices in the classroom to improve student performance. This multi-faceted system includes three key components that operate seamlessly:
- Professional Development
- Curriculum & Assessment
- Innovative Technology
Despite CSCOPE’s widespread use throughout Texas, Deputy Director of Academic Services at Region XIII ESC, Ed Vara had this to say about CSCOPE independent accountability of its educational system:
I would say this is cause for concern, or at least a much closer look. Here is a list of some of the concerns Texas parents have with the content of the teaching material CSCOPE teaches their children:
- Why are teachers not allowed to discuss lesson content with parents?
- Why are teachers being forced and even monitored to assure they are teaching it?
- Adding opinions to teaching the Bill of Rights
- intimidation of teachers speaking out against the CSCOPE program
First, understand that CSCOPE is a teaching content manager through iPad technology. The product and service of content management is viciously protected, under the reason of copyright, by the ESCs and in turn the school superintendents.
Each Texas teacher in a CSCOPE district had to sign a contract with CSCOPE – a full page of legal descriptions binding the teacher not to reveal the content of CSCOPE to anyone outside the school. The teachers were not allowed to copy the contract nor secure legal counsel to interpret the content. The consensus among teachers across Texas is that they dislike CSCOPE intensely because it does not prepare their students academically for the new STAAR/End-of-Course tests.
You can review some of CSCOPE’s sample documents yourself on their website. Clearly, an educational program that controls all content, with no oversight or independent review should not be teaching our children, especially with taxpayer dollars.
This is an ongoing battle for historical accuracy in education as well as the fight against unAmerican indoctrination in our educational systems. In order to learn more about CScope, you can follow their actions on a regularly maintained website at: TXCScopeReview.com.