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Parents gain access to secret school curriculum
WorldNetDaily ^ | Feb 9, 2013 | John Griffing

Posted on 02/09/2013 5:53:56 PM PST by wesagain

AUSTIN, Texas – Parents of school children across Texas now are gaining access to a previously secret public school curriculum, according to an announcement from a state lawmaker.

The CSCOPE program, an online offering that until now has prohibited, under penalty of law, teachers from sharing the lessons with parents, stirred up controversy because of its various lessons – some that were taken offline after the questions arose.

Among those issues were that the curriculum at one point taught the Boston Tea Party was an act of terrorism and Christians were cannibals, and forced students to draw a socialist flag while imagining a new socialist country.

Teachers also would have been exposed to criminal penalties for sharing CSCOPE lesson content with parents, and educators were required to teach strictly from the CSCOPE lesson plan, without additions or changes.

But Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, whose Texas Senate Education Committee held a public hearing last week investigating CSCOPE, said there now have been “significant changes.”

The Texas Education Service Center Curriculum Collaborative, which owns CSCOPE, agreed to the following changes, effectively immediately, he said.

Those include: •All future meetings of the TESCCC governing board, beginning with the February meeting, will be public with all the respective notice requirements being met. •The TESCCC will begin a joint review process of all CSCOPE lessons with the SBOE beginning ...........

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: 666; antichristian; arth; cannabalism; childrenofthestate; commoncore; cscope; doelies; doerico; doevsamerica; doevshistory; doevsparents; education; indoctrination; leftismoncampus; noaccountability; notransparency; secretcurriculum; texaseducation; texasschools
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1 posted on 02/09/2013 5:54:01 PM PST by wesagain
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To: wesagain

Nothing they do should be secret from parents. NOTHING.


2 posted on 02/09/2013 5:55:05 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: wesagain

How about “significant firings” or “significant arrests?”


3 posted on 02/09/2013 5:56:02 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: wesagain
secret public school curriculum

Orwellian doublespeak!

4 posted on 02/09/2013 5:58:37 PM PST by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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5 posted on 02/09/2013 5:58:53 PM PST by narses
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7 posted on 02/09/2013 5:59:40 PM PST by narses
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To: wesagain
Among the controversy’s was the curriculum’s treatment of Islam. Some highlights:

•“Non-Muslims in conqueror territory are allowed religious freedom (for an additional tax).”But in fact, many non-Muslims are killed in Islamic countries for exercising their faith. Almost one million Christians fled Iraq in the wake of the Iraq war because of the genocide there. Iran imprisons and executes Christians for sharing their faith.

•“Zakat (almsgiving): The duty to give away alms and to help the needy.”But numerous publications have exposed the “zakat” as a means of laundering money to terrorist organizations, with charities being fronts.

•“Allah is the Almighty God…Allah alone is the Creator, He alone deserves our devout love and worship.”This came from a section under the heading, “Who is Allah?” Some expressed concern that such verbiage lacks impartiality...........

If it's corruption and lies creepig into the public school curriculom - islam has to be involved!

8 posted on 02/09/2013 6:01:19 PM PST by wesagain (The God #Elohim# of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is the One True GOD.)
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To: wesagain

Catholic parents please put your child in a Catholic school or provide home schooling. Anything else is negligence. I say this from experience.


9 posted on 02/09/2013 6:01:57 PM PST by mgist
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To: wesagain
Lots of stuff here: Texas CSCOPE Review
10 posted on 02/09/2013 6:04:09 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: wesagain

The taxpayers including the parents paid all the bills for the public schools. The State has absolutely no right to withhold any portion of the education for the children.

Whose idiots put up this “prohibited” crap? If it is the Federal Government that put the pressure on the TX legislators, steps will have to be taken!


11 posted on 02/09/2013 6:04:19 PM PST by Sen Jack S. Fogbound (More craps we have to deal with! Prohibited my ass!)
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To: wesagain

Sending children to government schools is tantamount to child abuse! Government schools don’t “teach.” They indoctrinate. They feed our children propaganda. Children should be kept out of government “schools” so they aren’t exposed to the brainwashing techniques designed to make the dependent, malleable, obedient slaves to the State.


12 posted on 02/09/2013 6:07:42 PM PST by Astronaut
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To: wesagain
Texas is one of the few states still resisting implementation of Common Core, Obama’s national standards initiative, which many feel is a transparent attempt to nationalize education and progressively control classroom content with minimal parental oversight.......

Why is Obama pushing lies about Christians and promoting islamic indoctrination??? If I were a Texan I would be really pi&&ed off!

13 posted on 02/09/2013 6:07:48 PM PST by wesagain (The God #Elohim# of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is the One True GOD.)
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To: Vince Ferrer

That’s what should happen.


14 posted on 02/09/2013 6:08:35 PM PST by darkangel82
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15 posted on 02/09/2013 6:08:35 PM PST by Diogenesis (De Oppresso Liber)
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To: wesagain
My parents or grandparent's generation would already be sharpening their pitchforks, heating the tar, buying feathers and making torches. What in the Hell are we afraid of? Embarrassment? Being called homophobes, racists or religious nuts? What?
16 posted on 02/09/2013 6:10:48 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: wesagain

My three daughters are all homeschooling. I sent my kids to government schools, luckily, they came out ok. Until we say enough is enough, unfortunately the indoctrination will continue. I perish the thought these youngsters will rule us one day. 20 years from now will be a nightmare.


17 posted on 02/09/2013 6:11:13 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: wesagain
the Boston Tea Party was an act of terrorism

Nope, it was an act of economic civil disobedience.

However, the Sons of Liberty and other patriot groups did engage in acts of mob violence that weren't all that different from what we today call terrorism.

Christians were cannibals

Well, sort of. Those Christians who believe the wafer is transubstiantated into the body of Christ and that Christ was fully human are more or less by definition humans consuming human flesh. Which I think is what we call cannibalism.

This idiotic argument has been going on for close to 2000 years now and yet new morons keep popping up with it is if were a brand new idea.

18 posted on 02/09/2013 6:13:13 PM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: wesagain; Bender2

If they are teaching that crapola in Texas just imagine what they are teaching here in Murland.


19 posted on 02/09/2013 6:16:50 PM PST by big'ol_freeper ("Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid" ~ Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: wesagain
The Texas Education Service Center Curriculum Collaborative, which owns CSCOPE

I have no idea what The Texas Education Service Center Curriculum Collaborative is, but I should think the state should cease doing business with them.

20 posted on 02/09/2013 6:17:17 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: wesagain
My wife and I pulled our children out of the Tarrant county school district for this exact reason.....25 years ago...

A vice principal accidentally gave me the teachers edition of a "health education" curriculum...when I requested to see what they were teaching my children...

Basically it was a "how to be a homosexual" manual masqueraded as a personal hygiene course...

We home-schooled them...at that time it was illegal...

21 posted on 02/09/2013 6:17:45 PM PST by Popman
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To: Sen Jack S. Fogbound

This would have been done without the knowledge of legislators. In other words, it would’ve been somehow sneaked into being without a vote on it. Whether it was administrative in nature, or whether it was buried in legislation in a way that legislators voted for a bill without realizing this was contained within it, or whatever, you can be sure that only LEFTIST legislators or administrators would’ve been in favor of doing the feds dirty work in Texas to indoctrinate children this way.

I don’t know how this came to be, but if you will please look at what has been done since the light of day shined on it, you will see the truth: Texas legislators as a whole did not vote for this knowing what it was, either that or did not vote period because the changes were administrative, or whatever.

Children and parents began to find out what was being pushed on them in the name of “education”; they reported it to their state reps, the news media got hold of it as well as it spread on the internet, and you can see by the reaction that this was NEVER a case of legislators knowingly voting for this under pressure from Washington or for any other reason.


22 posted on 02/09/2013 6:18:30 PM PST by txrangerette ("...hold to the truth; speak without fear..."(Glenn Beck))
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To: wesagain

Catholic parents please put your child in a Catholic school or provide home schooling. Anything else is negligence. I say this from experience.


23 posted on 02/09/2013 6:19:52 PM PST by mgist
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To: wesagain

Let’s see Governor of Texas Rick Perry explain himself on this one.


24 posted on 02/09/2013 6:20:08 PM PST by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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To: Cicero; wesagain

OK. I just looked it up. Evidently Texas has an elaborate top-down education system that needs some major rethinking. Very expensive, I should think, as well as counterproductive.

http://www.esc19.net/about_us.php


25 posted on 02/09/2013 6:21:05 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: wesagain

Liberal, thug, union teachers will one day pay the price.


26 posted on 02/09/2013 6:21:24 PM PST by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe)
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To: wesagain

Why the hell is curriculum secret from parents?


27 posted on 02/09/2013 6:21:50 PM PST by mnehring
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To: CodeToad

Governor Perry doesn’t have jurisdiction over the TEA.


28 posted on 02/09/2013 6:22:45 PM PST by mnehring
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Thanks wesagain.
The CSCOPE program, an online offering that until now has prohibited, under penalty of law, teachers from sharing the lessons with parents, stirred up controversy because of its various lessons -- some that were taken offline after the questions arose. Among those issues were that the curriculum at one point taught the Boston Tea Party was an act of terrorism and Christians were cannibals, and forced students to draw a socialist flag while imagining a new socialist country. Teachers also would have been exposed to criminal penalties for sharing CSCOPE lesson content with parents, and educators were required to teach strictly from the CSCOPE lesson plan, without additions or changes... The Texas Education Service Center Curriculum Collaborative, which owns CSCOPE, agreed to the following changes, effectively immediately...
The only change needed is to dump the TESCCC and CSCOPE, along with whomever was involved in trying to bring it to fruition in the first place.


29 posted on 02/09/2013 6:23:15 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Cicero
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious.
But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly.
But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself.
For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men.
He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist.
A murderer is less to be feared."

-- Marcus Tullius Cicero
30 posted on 02/09/2013 6:25:05 PM PST by Diogenesis (De Oppresso Liber)
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To: wesagain

This law overrides the First Amendment? I don’t think so, Tim.


31 posted on 02/09/2013 6:25:22 PM PST by gitmo ( If your theology doesn't become your biography it's useless.)
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To: wesagain

Makes you wonder whatever happened to tar and feathering.


32 posted on 02/09/2013 6:30:19 PM PST by gitmo ( If your theology doesn't become your biography it's useless.)
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Re: Texas teachers using a "...curriculum at one point taught the Boston Tea Party was an act of terrorism and Christians were cannibals, and forced students to draw a socialist flag while imagining a new socialist country."

Well, once we finish clearing this brush... we'll need to get a rope--

Gadzooks, W! That's a little harsh. Let's just put this... where the sun don't shine.

33 posted on 02/09/2013 6:30:49 PM PST by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: wesagain
Typical response I get from conservative parents whose kids are in public schools when I tell them horror stories like this, "Oh yeah. That's awful! Fortunately our school district is highly rated and none of that crap goes on. We have lots of parental involvement yada yada yada..."
34 posted on 02/09/2013 6:31:26 PM PST by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: wesagain
But Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, whose Texas Senate Education Committee held a public hearing last week investigating CSCOPE, said there now have been “significant changes.”

Significant changes are useless without a criminal investigation.
35 posted on 02/09/2013 6:32:23 PM PST by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: Sen Jack S. Fogbound
"Whose idiots put up this “prohibited” crap? If it is the Federal Government that put the pressure on the TX legislators, steps will have to be taken! "

There was a great flap a few years back on FR about Rick Perry accepting financial help from the Saudi's. Just saying....

36 posted on 02/09/2013 6:39:17 PM PST by matthew fuller (Fast and Furious fizzled- Enter Sandy Hook.)
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To: wesagain

I want to know who was the legislators who agreed to the curriculum and passed the law hiding it from the parents.


37 posted on 02/09/2013 6:39:37 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (There is no requirement to show need in order to exercise your rights.)
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To: txrangerette
Kinda like we have to pass it before we can see what's in it? Only they also made it illegal to see it! This country is under attack from within and anyone who doesn't realize it is an idiot, brainwashed or too fearful to admit the truth even to themselves.
38 posted on 02/09/2013 6:40:52 PM PST by pepperdog ( I still get a thrill up my leg when spell check doesn't recognize the name/word Obama!)
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To: PA Engineer

Significant changes? Just sh!t-can the whole thing! What’s the purpose of keeping it?


39 posted on 02/09/2013 6:41:01 PM PST by virgil
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To: wesagain
Why should any of us be surprised that the current public education system should even think of teaching things like cannibalism to our children? All this kind of "affective" education has been placed inside health, sex and character education classes, or anywhere they could fit it. They have a formula they use which they used to call "Values Clarification." It is changing a child's moral outlook to be opposite from the parent's morality. In other words, they train your child to become a sociopath.

They began teaching this stuff in the late 1970s in the inner city schools, but they introduced it there so as to not gain any notice. They didn't want any parents getting wise about it and they figured minority parents would not catch on.

As they got good at fooling the parents in the inner city schools they then expanded their effort to other public schools and even worked to get it into private and parochial schools. They were less successful there because parents who pay for their children's education are generally more observant. They snoop around too much.

This secret school curriculum is merely an attempt to push the final envelope, so to speak. They gotta grab our kids completely. Almost like they are running out of time.

What if they can successfully teach our children to find immorality intoxicating? Or, better yet, be so emotionally and psychologically adrift that they could go into an elementary school and shoot up a bunch of first graders after killing their mother?

Wouldn't that be the end of our American Republic as we know it?

That is the plan.

Just ask Bill Ayers.

40 posted on 02/09/2013 6:43:11 PM PST by Slyfox (The key to Marxism is medicine - Vladimir Lenin)
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To: CodeToad

The Texas governorship is one of the weakest in the 50 states, by design.


41 posted on 02/09/2013 6:46:46 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: mnehring

Governor Perry doesn’t have jurisdiction over the TEA.


...but is still able to spend about 150 billion to build toll roads in Texas for foreign countries goods shipments, using foreign companies and foreign labor (NAFTA Superhighway nonsense)

Psst... all he has to do is “not sign any education bill that has this crap in it”.


42 posted on 02/09/2013 6:50:44 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (GOP = Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: Sen Jack S. Fogbound

That’s what I want to know: Who came up with this crap? They obviously knew it was not acceptable, or they would not have insisted that it be kept secret from parents. Somebody needs to find out who came up with this, including making it secret from the kids, and whoever it was needs to be publicly exposed, together with their agenda, and fired.


43 posted on 02/09/2013 6:56:16 PM PST by butterdezillion
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To: GeronL
The catch 22 of compulsory education.
In the hands of an over-administrated and unionized bureaucracy, it devolved into a make-work project of indoctrination, not education.

Everyone has horror stories, so I won't bore you with all of mine.

Suffice it it say, that a mid level administration bureaucrat at my my child's school, clearly stated that it was actual school policy to refuse every student's personal preferences, regarding teachers and schedule, simply on the basis that the student stated an individual preference.

Think about that for just a moment...

44 posted on 02/09/2013 6:57:12 PM PST by sarasmom (The obvious takes longer to discover for the obtuse.)
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To: Sen Jack S. Fogbound

Here ya go-

http://blog.chron.com/believeitornot/2011/08/gov-rick-perrys-relationship-with-muslims-may-set-him-apart/

http://www.wnd.com/2011/08/333701/

http://creepingsharia.wordpress.com/2011/08/28/why-did-texas-school-district-remove-rick-perrys-islamic-curriculum/

http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2011/08/perryaga-curriculum-shocking-example-of-islamic-propaganda-forced-upon-unsuspecting-students-attendi.html


45 posted on 02/09/2013 7:00:13 PM PST by matthew fuller (Fast and Furious fizzled- Enter Sandy Hook.)
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To: wesagain
IDK. There must be some truth to this, but IDK how much. We're from Katy (just west of Houston) and lived next door to an elementary teacher that taught at my daughter's school.

I know if there was anything like this at all being forced on teachers to teach, we would have heard about it. Our neighbor would not have gone along with this, much less have remained silent about it (she's no liberal), no matter what. There has to be more like her, not only in KISD, but in other districts.

46 posted on 02/09/2013 7:01:34 PM PST by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: sarasmom

wow

Public Schools... they really need to be abolished


47 posted on 02/09/2013 7:02:30 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: wesagain

World History
Social Studies

http://www.redhotconservative.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/stairs.bmp


48 posted on 02/09/2013 7:17:41 PM PST by kcvl
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To: wesagain

Hides nailed to the wall for this is leniency! Schools keeping ANYTHING secret from parents is grounds for violence.


49 posted on 02/09/2013 7:17:46 PM PST by Blue Collar Christian (Pray for revival. <BCC><)
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To: GeronL
I don't think they need to be abolished.

I think they all DO need to be quickly purged of over 75% of current non-teaching staff positions.

I also think the Federal Dept. of Education needs to be entirely abolished.

50 posted on 02/09/2013 7:29:17 PM PST by sarasmom (The obvious takes longer to discover for the obtuse.)
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