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Texas 6th Graders Design Flags for a New Socialist Nation
Townhall.com ^ | February 6, 2013 | Kyle Olson

Posted on 02/05/2013 6:45:30 PM PST by Kaslin

You know America’s changing when leftists have even infiltrated Texas schools, EAGnews.org finds.

According to the website txcscopereview.com, a lesson plan for 6th graders in government schools reads as follows:

Notice socialist/communist nations use symbolism on their flags representing various aspects of their economic system. Imagine a new socialist nation is creating a flag and you have been put in charge of creating a flag. Use symbolism to represent aspects of socialism/communism on your flag. What kind of symbolism/colors would you use?

Texas legislators looked none too kindly on this revelation as they questioned the curriculum’s creators at a recent hearing.

The Star-Telegram reports:

“Members of the Senate Education Committee on Thursday grilled the creators of a curriculum system used across Texas that critics say promotes anti-American values and stifles classroom flexibility. “Committee Chairman Dan Patrick, R-Houston, called it ‘a mess.’ One witness compared the system to "mind control," and an algebra teacher wept as he described quitting because he felt he was ‘aiding and abetting a crime’ by using CSCOPE in his classroom.

“CSCOPE is an electronic curriculum management system that offers Web-based lesson plans and exams designed to help teachers adhere to state education requirements. It is used in 875 school districts -- more than 70 percent of districts statewide -- and is supposed to be flexible enough for teachers to alter content to meet their individual needs.

“A string of witnesses before the Senate Education Committee criticized the program for promoting liberal values they said are anti-Christian at best and openly socialist at worst.

“They also complained that it is hard for nonteachers to get a look at the program.

“[Educrat Wade] Lebay was even asked to read part of a sixth-grade lesson plan that showed different countries' flags and instructed students to ‘notice that socialist and communist countries use symbolism on their flags’" It went on to ask students what symbols they would use if they were to create a flag for a new socialist country.

First-term Sen. Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood, asked, ‘Does that sound like we're sympathizing with those types of countries?’ He later said he found the lesson plan ‘very egregious as a Texan and an American.’


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; US: Texas
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1 posted on 02/05/2013 6:45:35 PM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Frigging OUTRAGEOUS.


2 posted on 02/05/2013 6:47:57 PM PST by madmominct
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To: Kaslin

In TEXAS!!! Who would’a thunk it.


3 posted on 02/05/2013 6:48:27 PM PST by doc1019
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To: Kaslin

This in Texas!? California maybe, but Texas!? Never. These are truly signs of the apocalypse. Repent!! Repent!! The end is near!!!!


4 posted on 02/05/2013 6:52:12 PM PST by mc5cents
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To: Kaslin
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5 posted on 02/05/2013 6:52:12 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is a longtime supporter of homosexualizing the Boy Scouts (and the military).)
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To: Kaslin

At least we’re pissed off about it. Up in Massachusetts, the teachers would be thrilled.


6 posted on 02/05/2013 6:52:56 PM PST by Flightdeck (My four children have been robbed)
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To: Kaslin
It went on to ask students what symbols they would use if they were to create a flag for a new socialist country.

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7 posted on 02/05/2013 6:56:22 PM PST by fractionated
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To: doc1019

let me get this right.

there is a group which sets out standards but only those who sign up can see them and then they have to sign a gag order and cannot show anyoneelse even the head of education in TX.

Who are these idiots because I;ve just done a search and read some of their disclaimer and it gives nothing of substance on who they really are and why have they not been closed down ?


8 posted on 02/05/2013 6:56:29 PM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Kaslin
It went on to ask students what symbols they would use if they were to create a flag for a new socialist country.

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9 posted on 02/05/2013 6:56:36 PM PST by fractionated
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To: Kaslin

http://www.cscope.us/faq.html

CSCOPE is a comprehensive online curriculum management system developed and owned by the Texas Education Service Center Curriculum Collaborative (TESCCC), a consortium composed of the 20 ESCs in the state.

The curriculum and instructional components of CSCOPE are based on best practice models from top researchers in the field of education, including: Robert Marzano, Fenwick English, John Crain, Heidi Hayes Jacobs, Grant Wiggins, Jay McTighe, H. Lynn Erickson, and James Barufaldi.

I would suggest Texans find out what they can about the above-mentioned commies.


10 posted on 02/05/2013 6:58:12 PM PST by Wisconsinlady (The 2nd amendment is NOT about hunting-but protection from a tyrannical govt)
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To: Kaslin

Okay, not the least surprised, but the question is... what are we going to do about it?


11 posted on 02/05/2013 7:24:30 PM PST by Thorliveshere (Tais deau sá taghdedaul!)
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To: Kaslin
Child abuse and sedition.
12 posted on 02/05/2013 7:27:52 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: Wisconsinlady

Page 3 of Chapter 1 of the following power point presentation by Fenwick English quotes Saul Alinsky:
http://www.slideshare.net/guestcc1ebaf/ch-1-the-leadership-challenge-by-fenwick-w-english-phd";

Surprised?


13 posted on 02/05/2013 7:37:02 PM PST by ExpatGator (I hate Illinois Nazis!)
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To: Kaslin

Homeschool. Need I say more...


14 posted on 02/05/2013 7:46:01 PM PST by drinktheobamakoolaid (If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Kaslin

My question is this...what are you Texans going to do about this?


15 posted on 02/05/2013 10:09:18 PM PST by AlaskaErik (I served and protected my country for 31 years. Progressives spent that time trying to destroy it.)
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To: Kaslin

At four and a bit, my boy knows enough about communism and drawing to draw a flag with bones or bodies lying down on it.

I am proud of homeschoolers, but I consider it a challenge and an honor to take personal responsibility for guiding my kids in their world-view. I am not so sure my kids will be “indoctrinated,” and in any case, I find that most young people are very leftist... In my case it made me a better “conservative” later.

Maybe I’ll change my mind one day, but I am not afraid of (private) schools.


16 posted on 02/06/2013 12:01:10 AM PST by golux
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To: golux

My Dad, who has passed on, used to smile when I went on about leftist ideas as a teenager. He said:

“Son, if you aren’t a Democrat when you’re young, you don’t have a heart. And if you aren’t a Republican when you get a little older, you don’t have a brain.”

He let me think on that. Man, he was a great Dad.


17 posted on 02/06/2013 12:06:37 AM PST by golux
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To: fractionated
My flag for a new FREE-ENTERPRISE country:


18 posted on 02/06/2013 12:13:27 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Happy New Year!)
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To: AlaskaErik
My question is this...what are you Texans going to do about this?

It's already starting. Dan Patrick needs some cred after his weak-azz'd endorsement of RiNO Lt.Gov. Dewhurst in the primary against Ted Cruz (Go TED!), so he's getting active as the quotes above show.

Hopefully, he'll go all gonzo pit-bull on this and chase these people the hell across the Sabine River, and all the way back to Liberaland.

19 posted on 02/06/2013 1:03:10 AM PST by lentulusgracchus
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To: Wisconsinlady
The curriculum and instructional components of CSCOPE are based on best practice models from top researchers in the field of education, including: Robert Marzano, Fenwick English, John Crain, Heidi Hayes Jacobs, Grant Wiggins, Jay McTighe, H. Lynn Erickson, and James Barufaldi.

These people are demons.

Virtually everyone running the public school system is demonic.

I'm sorry, perhaps that sounded like it was said with exaggeration, or metaphorically.

It wasn't.

20 posted on 02/06/2013 1:57:32 AM PST by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Kaslin
We already have a socialist flag, and some American communists fly it:


21 posted on 02/06/2013 1:58:20 AM PST by Pollster1
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To: Kaslin; All

“Sen. Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood”

That’s my State Senator...

I told him one time back before, when we were both Precinct Chairmen, that you know you’ve asked the RIGHT question, when you do not get an answer...

Time to ask my wife (teacher, Texas)if she is familiar with this curriculum...It’ll be interesting to see if this is utilized in her district/school...


22 posted on 02/07/2013 5:16:01 AM PST by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: fractionated
If I had any Photo-Shop skill I would take the Obama symbol, put his smug ass nose in the air face in the center of his forward symbol. For the corners of the flag 2 would contain the Hammer & Sickle and the other 2 the islam crescent and star.

I am pretty sure that would be bammy’s Flag of his Dreams.

23 posted on 02/07/2013 5:33:54 AM PST by SledgeCS (Democrat/Liberal/Progressive/Socialist = Gun Control Nazi)
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To: Kaslin

What a good bunch of good little “Fidelitos”


24 posted on 02/08/2013 4:18:19 PM PST by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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