[5.20.13 – 10:00 A.M. – Texas Sen. Dan Patrick has just announced that TESCCC/CSCOPE lesson plans are no more! This is a great victory for our Texas public school children, and there are many people to thank for the huge effort it has taken to get to this point today.
These are my thoughts: It is my opinion that TESCCC/CSCOPE knew they were about to be audited based upon their document dump of 5,000 pages last Friday. TESCCC/CSCOPE knew that financial inconsistencies would be found and that they would be legally liable for the public funds involved. By getting out now, they believe they are spared possible litigation against them. My question: If I am right, will there be any legal repercussions?
One other question: We have been told that there is language in the TESCCC incorporation documents that says that if TESCCC should go defunct, the federal government would get the product? If this is true, will the CSCOPE lesson plans become a part of Common Core Standards? We know that in the past, Common Core made overtures to purchase TESCCC/CSCOPE.
I am warning parents all over America whose states have committed to Common Core Standards to be on the look out for CSCOPE lessons.
Also, please notice the link posted at the bottom of this page to an article that tells Texas parents to be on the look out for TASA’s iCLOUD. This is yet another curriculum product without oversight by the elected members of the Texas State Board of Education! -- Donna Garner]