AUSTIN, Texas – It’s the end of the line for CSCOPE , the controversial curriculum management system that was responsible for placing left-wing lesson plans in classrooms throughout hundreds of Texas school districts.
In a stunning move, the group that oversees CSCOPE – the Texas Education Service Center Curriculum Collaborative – announced this morning that the lesson plans will no longer be produced and that districts will not be allowed to use existing lessons of August 31, 2013.
“I’m pleased that the CSCOPE Board has made the decision to get out of the lesson plan business,” said state Sen. Dan Patrick, and leading CSCOPE critic, in a press release.
“The CSCOPE era is over,” said Patrick. “However, what the last several months has proven is that the state will have to create a plan to monitor all online material in the future so that our schools and classroom(s) remain completely transparent to parents and the legislature knows what is being taught in our classrooms across Texas.”
A large number of Texans became concerned about the use of CSCOPE lessons in their local schools after a series of controversial lessons was made public. One infamous lesson compared the Boston Tea Party to an act of terrorism.
A more thorough explanation of the CSCOPE controversy can be found here.