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UPDATED 4.11.13 — FULL LIST OF ANTI-CSCOPE AND/OR DUMBING-DOWN RESOURCES

Apr 11, 2013 by

 

Donna Garner

Donna Garner

UPDATED ON 4.11.13 – LIST OF ANTI-CSCOPE AND/OR DUMBING-DOWN RESOURCES

 

http://nocompromisepac.ning.com/profiles/blogs/anti-cscope-and-or-dumbing-down-resources-updated-on-4-11-13-by

 

 

*Compiled by Donna Garner (These are some of the best resources on the subject of CSCOPE and the attempts to “dumb down” Texas public schools through legislative intent.  These links are all active at the time of publishing on 4.11.13.)

 

 

*The beginning point  – an understanding of Type #1 and Type #2 philosophies of education:

http://nocompromisepac.ning.com/profiles/blogs/type-1-and-type-2-two-completely-different-philosophies-of?xg_source=activity

 

 

**To view results released by Pearson from the 2011-12 spring administration of the STAAR/End-of-Course tests, please go to this Texas Tribune link:  http://www.texastribune.org/library/data/staar-district-results-2011-2012/

 

 

*** To see a list of Texas’ active CSCOPE districts/school systems as of 8.25.12, please go to this link:  http://nocompromisepac.ning.com/profiles/blogs/cscope-list-of-texas-school-districts-school-systems-as-of-8-25?xg_source=activity

 

 

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4.11.13 — “Texas Considers Reversing Tough Testing and Graduation Requirements” — by Motoko Rich — The New York Times — http://mobile.nytimes.com/2013/04/11/education/texas-considers-reversing-tough-testing-and-graduation-requirements.xml;jsessionid=850A3573FDBBE1D7CCBA4FE4E58DC2A0?single=1&f=58

 

 

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4.10.13 — “Texas School Districts Do Not Need CSCOPE…Never Did” — by Donna Garner — http://nocompromisepac.ning.com/profiles/blogs/texaas-school-districts-do-not-need-cscope-by-donna-garner-4-10

 

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4.10.13 – “Texas should keep its school testing standards” — by Chester E. Finn, Jr., Houston Chroniclehttp://www.chron.com/opinion/outlook/article/Texas-should-keep-its-school-testing-standards-4424657.php

 

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4.10.13 — “Bill Hammond Explains Why Businesses Oppose Lowering Expectations for Children” —  Voices of the Dropout Nation, Editorial Board — http://educationviews.org/why-tex-businesses-oppose-lowering-expectations/

 

 

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4.9.13 — “CSCOPE and Common Core Standards in Texas”  — audio clip from Women on the Wall, Alice Linahan, Moderator  (To start audio clip, please click on the far left of the black, wavy line.)  — https://soundcloud.com/alice-linahan/communication-team

 

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4.9.13 — “Latest on CSCOPE Review Panels from SBOE Chair Barbara Cargill” — http://educationviews.org/cscope-applications-for-review-panels/

 

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4.8.13 — “CSCOPE: How Did Texas Get It Here?” — by Danette Clark —

http://danetteclark.wordpress.com/2013/04/08/cscope-how-did-texas-get-here/

 

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4.8.13 — “John Griffing Speaks About CSCOPE: Friendswood, Texas” – YouTube video — http://nocompromisepac.ning.com/profiles/blogs/john-griffing-speaks-on-cscope-watch-youtube-4-8-13

 

 

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4.6.13 — “CSCOPE: Trouble Brews over Terrorist-Friendly Curriculum” — by John Griffing — World Net Dailyhttp://www.wnd.com/2013/04/trouble-brews-over-terrorist-friendly-curriculum/

 

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4.3.13 — “Texans Must Be Patient: Help Is on the Way” — by Donna Garner — http://nocompromisepac.ning.com/profiles/blogs/texans-must-be-patient-help-is-on-the-way-by-donna-garner-4-3-13?xg_source=activity

 

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4.2.13 — “CSCOPE Hearing in Senate Ed. Committee: Two Sides of the Coin” — by Donna Garner — http://nocompromisepac.ning.com/profiles/blogs/cscope-hearing-two-sides-of-the-coin-by-donna-garner-4-2-13?xg_source=activity

 

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4.2.13 — “Want to see what CSCOPE and Common Core Standards (even homeschooling) lessons look like?  These parents opened up to The Blaze” — by Tiffany Gabbay — http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/04/02/want-to-see-what-cscope-and-common-core-even-homeschooling-lessons-look-like-these-parents-opened-up-to-theblaze/

 

 

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4.2.13 — “Big Problems at Irving ISD” — by Donna Garner — http://educationviews.org/big-problems-at-irving-isd/

 

 

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4.1.13 — “The Toxic Trio of Bad Bills” — by Donna Garner — http://educationviews.org/the-toxic-trio-of-bad-bills/

 

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3.31.13 — “The Green, Yellow, and Red People:  Open Letter to Texas Legislators: Bad” — by Donna Garner — http://nocompromisepac.ning.com/profiles/blogs/open-letter-to-tex-legislators-do-not-pass-these-bills-by-donna?xg_source=activity

 

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3.27.13 — “CSCOPE: Politically Correct Curriculum Sinks School Performance” — by John Griffing — World Net Daily — http://www.wnd.com/2013/03/politically-correct-curriculum-sinks-school-performance/

 

 

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3.23.13 — “Dallas Morning News Editorial Board: Vote No To Drastically Reduce Testing in Texas” — http://educationviews.org/dmn-ed-bd-vote-no-to-reduce-testing-in-texas/

 

 

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3.22.13 — “Texas Parents Outraged, Making a Difference” —  http://educationviews.org/texas-parents-outraged-making-a-difference/

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3.20.13 – “Texas will take a big leap backward if the Legislature passes SB 3, SB 1724 and HB 5” — by William McKenzie — Dallas Morning Newshttp://educationblog.dallasnews.com/2013/03/texas-will-take-a-big-leap-backward-if-the-legislature-passes-sb-3-sb-1724-and-hb-5.html/

 

 

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3.20.13 – “Flour Bluff Parent Kara Sands Upset Over Lesson on Terrorism and Government” — by Janine Reyes — KRISTV.COM, Corpus Christi — http://www.kristv.com/news/9-11-quiz-stirs-controversy-in-flour-bluff-isd/#_

 

 

 

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3.16.13 — “Let’s Talk About CSCOPE: Brownwood, Texas” — by Mrs. Mickey Mathis – http://patriotaction.net/profiles/blogs/educate-yourself-about-cscope-before-it-s-too-late

 

 

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3.15.13 — “Dumbing Down Our Measuring Stick: the STAAR/End-of-Course Tests” — by Donna Garner — http://educationviews.org/dumbing-down-our-measuring-stick-the-staarend-of-course-tests/

 

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3.20.13 – “Committee to vet Lumberton ISD curriculum” – The Beaumont Enterprise

http://www.beaumontenterprise.mobi/beaumont/db_14555/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=KK3Ai4H0

 

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3.20.13 – “What Gets Measured Gets Treasured: SB 1724 Would Harm Our Students”

by Donna Garner — http://educationviews.org/what-gets-measured-gets-treasured-sb-1724-would-harm-our-students/

 

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3.19.13 – “CSCOPE Curriculum Designer Employed by CCSSO Partner to Aid in Implementing Common Core” by Danette Clark — http://danetteclark.wordpress.com/2013/03/19/cscope-curriculum-designer-employed-by-ccsso-partner-to-aid-in-implemention-of-common-core/

 

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3.19.13 – TASA and TASB – Reaping Our Tax Dollars” – by Donna Garner — http://nocompromisepac.ning.com/profiles/blogs/tasa-and-tasb-reaping-our-tax-dollars-by-donna-garner-3-19-13

 

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3.19.13 – “Some Texas Legislators Being Duped” by Donna Garner –

http://educationviews.org/some-texas-legislators-being-duped-2/

 

 

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3.18.13 – “Shark Attack…Just When We Thought It Was Safe…TSA iCLOUD” – by Donna Garner — http://educationviews.org/shark-attackjust-when-we-thought-it-was-safetasa-icloud/

 

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3.15.13 – “CSCOPE Schools Doing Far Worse on STAAR/EOC’s Than Non-CSCOPE Schools”  — by E. W. Burt — http://educationviews.org/cscope-students-do-far-worse-on-staar-eoc-tests/

 

 

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3.13.13 – “Midwestern U. Cannot See CSCOPE” – by Ann Work – Wichita Falls Times RecordNews — http://www.timesrecordnews.com/news/2013/mar/13/msu-doesnt-train-for-cscope-jumpstudents-instead/

MSU doesn’t train for CSCOPE

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3.12.13 – “From Tex. Sen. Dan Patrick: CSCOPE and State Board of Education” — http://educationviews.org/sen-dan-patrick-cscope-and-state-bd-of-ed-review/

 

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3.11.13 – “CSCOPE: Irving ISD Did Poorly on STAAR/EOC Tests – What If Lost Measuring Stick?” – by Donna Garner — http://educationviews.org/cscope-irving-isd-staareocs-what-if-we-lost-measuring-stick/ ]

 

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3.10.13 — “Clarification of David Barton’s Statements on The Glenn Beck Show

by Donna Garner — http://nocompromisepac.ning.com/profiles/blogs/cscope-clarification-of-david-barton-s-statements-on-the-glenn?xg_source=activity

 

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3.9.13 — “Lumberton ISD Parent: School Demanded ‘Waivers’ after World Net Daily Report” – by John Griffing — http://www.wnd.com/2013/03/parent-school-demanded-waivers-after-wnd-report/#QuV5LZKoFapqCpWG.99

 

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3.7.13 –“Exposing CSCOPE:  The controversial education program indoctrinating Texas students” – (video) — The Blaze.comhttp://www.glennbeck.com/2013/03/07/exposing-cscope-the-controversial-education-program-indoctrinating-texas-students/

 

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3.7.13 – “Texas Senators Donna Campbell and Dan Patrick file CSCOPE Bill – SB 1406:
http://educationviews.org/tex-senators-take-real-action-against-cscope-sb-1406/

 

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3.7.13 — “Parents fighting for the right to view critical materials related to what their children are learning”  — by Karen Lugo, Co-Director for the Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence — http://pjmedia.com/blog/scotus-to-texas-children-are-not-mere-creatures-of-the-state/2/

 

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3.5.13 – Community Conversation – “CSCOPE and Common Core Standards – the erosion of values in the American school system” (video) — Host:  Alice Linahan of Women on the Wall and Voices Empower — http://www.blogtalkradio.com/wbtminternetradio/2013/03/06/community-conversation-by-women-on-the-wall

 

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3.3.13 – “CSCOPE: Bad Actors All Tied Together” – by Danette Clark — http://danetteclark.wordpress.com/tag/linda-darling-hammond/

 

 

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3.3.13 – “Type #1 and Type #2: Two Completely Different Philosophies of Education” – by Donna Garner — http://nocompromisepac.ning.com/profiles/blogs/type-1-and-type-2-two-completely-different-philosophies-of?xg_source=activity

 

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3.3.13 – “List of Texas Active CSCOPE Districts/School Systems as of September 25, 2012” —

http://nocompromisepac.ning.com/profiles/blogs/cscope-list-of-texas-school-districts-school-systems-as-of-8-25?xg_source=activity

 

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3.3.13 — “CSCOPE Lesson System Criticized by Classroom Teacher” – by Ann Work – Wichita Falls Times-Record News http://www.timesrecordnews.com/news/2013/mar/03/lesson-system8232garners-critique/

 

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3.3.13 – “ Muslims Claim at Texas Rally for Islam ‘We are above the law of the land’ ” —  by John Griffing – World Net Daily http://www.wnd.com/2013/03/we-are-above-the-law-of-the-land/

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3.2.13 – “Battling for Our Children’s Minds: Bill Ayers and Obama’s Federal School Curriculum” – by Mary Grabar — http://educationviews.org/battling-for-our-childrens-minds-must-defeat-bill-ayers-others/

 

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3.1.13 – “Rotten to the Core, Part III: Lessons from Texas and the Growing Grassroots Revolt” by Michelle Malkin — http://townhall.com/columnists/michellemalkin/2013/03/01/rotten-to-the-core-part-iii-lessons-from-texas-and-the-growing-grassroots-revolt-n1523233/page/full/

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3.1.13 – “Bad Idea To Link Texas Students with National Tests” – by Donna Garner — http://educationviews.org/bad-idea-to-link-texas-students-with-national-tests/

 

 

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2.26.13 – “Students Told to Call 9-11 Hijackers ‘Freedom Fighters’” – by Todd Starnes – FoxNews.com —

http://radio.foxnews.com/toddstarnes/top-stories/students-told-to-call-9-11-hijackers-freedom-fighters.html

 

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2.26.13 – “Interview with Donna Garner: CSCOPE Tied to Common Core Standards” – by Diana Crews of City on a Hill Radiohttp://educationviews.org/interview-with-donna-garner-cscope-tied-to-common-core-standards/

 

 

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2.24.13 – “Students Made To Wear Burqas in Lumberton ISD, Texas” – by John Griffing —  World Net Daily http://www.wnd.com/2013/02/students-made-to-wear-burqas-in-u-s-state/#eQm0P0rD4EqksfAx.99

 

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2.24.13 – “Another Horror Story by Texas CSCOPE Teacher” – from anonymous Texas teacher — http://educationviews.org/another-horror-story-by-texas-cscope-teacher/

 

 

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2.21.13 – “Ten Shocking Lessons: CSCOPE” – by Eric Owens — The Daily Callerhttp://dailycaller.com/2013/02/21/ten-shocking-things-a-huge-texas-curriculum-conglomerate-has-foisted-on-public-school-students/#ixzz2LYra6pVq

 

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2.20.13 – “STAAR Tests Low in Waco Area CSCOPE Schools”   (Waco Tribune-Herald) and “7 Questions Left Unanswered by CSOPE” – by Mary McGarr — http://educationviews.org/staar-test-results-waco-area-cscope-7-questions-left-unanswered/

 

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2.18.13 – “Speaker: CSCOPE Dangerous” – by Ann Work – Wichita Falls Times Record Newshttp://www.timesrecordnews.com/news/2013/feb/18/speaker-cscope-dangerous/

 

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2.14.13 – “The Social Engineering of Texas’ CSCOPE Curriculum” – video – Ginger Russell interviewed by David Knight — http://www.prisonplanet.com/the-social-engineering-of-texas-cscope-curriculum.html

 

 

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2.13.13 – “CSCOPE Builds the Attic First, Foundation Last” – by Stan Hartzler – TXCSCOPEREVIEW.com — http://www.txcscopereview.com/2013/cscope-whites-only/

 

 

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2.10.13 – “Texas State Directory: Contains Texas Legislators’ and Staffers’ E-Mail Addresses” — http://www.txdirectory.com/online/

 

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2.8.13 – “On Education Precipice: Texas Could Lose It All” – by Donna Garner — http://educationviews.org/on-education-precipice-texas-could-lose-it-all/

 

 

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2.5.13 – “The Mish-Mash in CSCOPE” – by Donna Garner — http://educationviews.org/the-mish-mash-in-cscope/

 

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2.2.13 – “Not So Fast, CSCOPE: Resources for Learning Bad Choice” – by Donna Garner — http://educationviews.org/not-so-fast-cscope-resources-for-learning-bad-choice/

 

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2.1.13 – “How a Texas Teacher Really Feels About CSCOPE” – anonymous — http://educationviews.org/cscope-how-a-tex-teacher-really-feels/

 

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1.31.13 – “Most Amazing Senate Education Hearing Ever: CSCOPE” – by Donna Garner — http://educationviews.org/most-amazing-senate-ed-hearing-ever-cscope/

 

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1.31.13 – “Video Clips from Texas CSCOPE Senate Education Hearing: Questioning of CSCOPE” – Women on the Wallhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=k2alDMsxJBQ

 

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1.31.13 – “CSCOPE Witness List – Texas Senate Education Hearing” — http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/83R/witlistmtg/pdf/C5302013013108301.PDF

 

 

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1.28.13 – “Texas Rep. Steve Toth Files HB 760 – Anti-CSCOPE” — http://www.texasconservativerepublicannews.com/2013/01/tx-rep-steve-toth-files-hb-760-cscope.html

 

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1.26.13 – “To Gripers: Let New Plan for Texas Public Schools Continue” – by Donna Garner — http://educationviews.org/to-gripers-let-new-plan-for-texas-public-schools-continue/

 

 

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1.24.13 – “How Burkburnett ISD and Other Districts Can Follow the English TEKS Without CSCOPE” — http://educationviews.org/burkburnett-isd-loosening-cscope-requirements/

 

 

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1.23.13 – “Why Common Core Standards Wants To Buy CSCOPE: Muslim Brotherhood Group To Connect All U. S. Schools” – by Aaron Klein — World Net Daily —  http://www.wnd.com/2013/01/muslim-brotherhood-group-to-connect-all-u-s-schools/

 

 

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1.22.13 – “CSCOPE Interview – Co-Hosts Alice Linahan and Rebecca Forest with Donna Garner” — https://soundcloud.com/alice-linahan/women-on-the-wall-cscope-3-dg

 

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1.22.13 — “Christopher Columbus Goes Green” – by Ginger Russell — http://www.redhotconservative.com/christopher-columbus-goes-green/

 

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1.19.13 – “Renowned Science Author Banned from CSCOPE” – by Janice Van Cleave — http://educationviews.org/tx-renowned-science-author-banned-from-cscope/

 

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1.18.13 – “CSCOPE Science Lesson – Discredited, Error-Filled” – by Janice Van Cleave —
http://www.txcscopereview.com/2013/cscope-electric-circuits/

 

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1.18.13 – “Are Texas Public Schools Really Starved for Funds?” – by Donna Garner — http://educationviews.org/are-texas-public-schools-really-starved-for-funds/

 

 

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1.16.13 – “Dr. Stan Hartzler’s Opinions on CSCOPE” – by Dr. Stan Hartzler –  Laurie Bartlett’s On Point, the Right Conservation  — http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPgWW7h6Y9A

 

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1.14.13 — “Link to CSCOPE lesson planning that illustrates why teachers are resigning over CSCOPE” — http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8Hc6JV28B4&feature=related

 

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1.13.13 – “Obama Interested in ‘Allah-Is-God’ Curriculum – CSCOPE” – by John Griffing, World Net Daily http://www.wnd.com/2013/01/obama-interested-in-allah-is-god-curriculum/

 

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1.3.13 — Pt. 1 and Pt. 2 of Colleen Vera’s investigative report, “What’s Behind the

Curtain?”

Part 1 — http://educationviews.org/cscope-whats-behind-the-curtain-part-i/

Part 2 — http://educationviews.org/pt-2-cscope-whats-behind-the-curtain/

 

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1.10.13 – “Comment posted anonymously by Texas teacher” —http://educationviews.org/cscope-texas-public-hearings/#comments

 

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12.26.12 – “Is Texas’ CSCOPE Curriculum Pro-Islam & Anti-Christian?” — by Tim Brown — http://freedomoutpost.com/2012/12/is-texas-cscope-curriculum-pro-islam-anti-christian/

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12.19.12 – “CSCOPE Under the Microscope: Critics Say CSCOPE Was Developed to ‘Cash in’ on the Curriculum Pie” – by Davd Mundy – The Gonzales Cannon.com
http://www.gonzalescannon.com/node/12185

 

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12.18.12 – “CSCOPE Director: It’s an option, but teaching is still necessary” – by Ann Work – Wichita Falls Times Record-Newshttp://www.timesrecordnews.com/news/2012/dec/18/not-an-end-all/

 

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12.16.12 – “Some teachers at odds with CSCOPE: System to help with STAAR/EOC test scores often found lacking” – by Ann Work – Wichita Falls Times Record-News

http://www.timesrecordnews.com/news/2012/dec/16/some-teachers-at-odds-with-cscope/

 

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12.20.12 – “Mother takes fight to CSCOPE: Parent sees anti-Christian teachings– by Ann Work — Wichita Falls Times Record-News –http://www.timesrecordnews.com/news/2012/dec/20/mother-takes-fight-to-cscope/

 

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12.16.12 – “Some Teachers at Odds with CSCOPE” – by Ann Work — Wichita Falls Times Record Newshttp://www.timesrecordnews.com/news/2012/dec/16/some-teachers-at-odds-with-cscope/

 

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12.13.12 – “CSCOPE: Texas Teaching ‘Allah Is the Almighty God’ ” – by John Griffing, World Net Daily —  http://www.wnd.com/2012/12/texas-teaching-allah-is-the-almighty-god/?cat_orig=faith

 

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12.6.12 – “CSCOPE: A Lesson in Indoctrination” – by Donna Garner — http://educationviews.org/cscope-a-lesson-in-indoctrination/

 

 

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11.28.12 – “Texas Does Not Want a Two-Track System But Wants All To Be Educated Citizens” – by Donna Garner — http://nocompromisepac.ning.com/profiles/blogs/texas-does-not-want-a-two-track-system-in-high-school-but-wants?xg_source=activity

 

 

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11.26.12 – “Texas schools teach Boston Tea Party as act of terrorism” – by Eric Owens — The Daily Callerhttp://dailycaller.com/2012/11/26/texas-schools-teach-boston-tea-party-as-act-of-terrorism/

 

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11.15.12 – “CSCOPE Hearing on Nov. 15, 2012: Texas State Board of Education” – by Donna Garner — http://educationviews.org/cscope-texas-public-hearings/

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1.14.13 – “Absolutely No Need for CSCOPE” – by Donna Garner – http://nocompromisepac.ning.com/profiles/blogs/absolutely-no-need-for-cscope-by-donna-garner-1-14-13?xg_source=activity

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10.22.12 – “CSCOPE and Why It Causes Teacher and Student Burn Out” – by Donna Garner — http://educationviews.org/cscope-and-why-it-causes-teacher-and-student-burn-out/

 

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10.15.12 – “CSCOPE: Trying To Operate Under the Radar” – by Donna Garner —

http://nocompromisepac.ning.com/profiles/blogs/cscope-trying-to-operate-under-the-radar-by-donna-garner-10-15-12?xg_source=msg_appr_blogpost

 

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10.12.12 — “CSCOPE: Texas Teachers Given Gag Order” – Written by concerned Texas educators — http://educationviews.org/cscope-texas-teachers-given-gag-order/

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10.12.12 – “CSCOPE Horror Stories from Classroom Teachers” — http://nocompromisepac.ning.com/profiles/blogs/cscope-horror-stories-10-12-12?xg_source=msg_appr_blogpost

 

 

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8.1.12 – “Ector County ISD Rolls Out New CSCOPE Curriculum Plan” – by Geoff Folsom – OAOA.com http://www.oaoa.com/news/education/ecisd/article_98bbdf11-f50c-5370-9773-b39a999191f4.html?mode=jqm

 

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2011 – “Ector County ISD – CSCOPE Power Point: Session 1, Overview and Web Nav ECISD, Research Base, Screen 7, Linda Darling-Hammond, Lev Vygotsky, et al.” — http://www.ectorcountyisd.org/site/Default.aspx?PageID=231

 

 

 

*Note:  Janice VanCleave regularly updates her CSCOPE website: www.TxCscopeReview.com

 

 

Donna Garner

Wgarner1@hot.rr.com

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