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Texas Tribune: CSCOPE to no longer offer lesson plans to Texas schools

Published On: May 20 2013 02:14:20 PM CDT   Updated On: May 20 2013 02:22:15 PM CDT
Texas Tribune

From the Texas Tribune:

The era of CSCOPE lessons has come to an end, Senate Education Chairman Dan Patrick, R-Houston, said Monday at a news conference.

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Since last November the state-developed curriculum delivery system used by 70 percent of Texas school districts has generated hours of testimony in multiple hearings before legislative committees and the State Board of Education.  The debate comes as a result of concerns about a perceived anti-American agenda in its optional lesson plans and a lack of transparency behind its operations. 

Some educators have also objected to the prescriptive way districts have implemented the system, which can involve governing every aspect of teaching.