DEWHURST & DAN PATRICK BOTH GO AFTER CSCOPE

Jul 24, 2013 by

CSCOPE-ORCSCAM-186x1377.24.13 – LT. GOV. DAVID DEWHURST – LETTER TO TEXAS STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION CHAIR BARBARA CARGILL

 

Excerpts from this e-mail

 

 

This morning, the following letter was sent to SBOE Chairman Cargill by Lt. Governor David Dewhurst: http://www.ltgov.state.tx.us/docs/DHD_Cargill_2013-07-23.pdf

 

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7.24.13 – SB 41 filed by Sen. Dan Patrick today – CSCOPE

 

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Dan Patrick

 

Because of recent revelations that some districts are intent on circumventing the will of the people and the legislature, and plan to use CSCOPE lesson plans, and because of recent testimony by the TEA at the recent SBOE, I filed SB 41 today. SB 41 would not allow any lessons created by CSCOPE before August 2013 to be used by school districts. I sent a request to the Governor to add this issue to the call. We still have time to get it done.

On another issue several people have asked a question about Common Core in Texas. My record is clear. I do not support Common Core, never have & never will.

This past session I sponsored & passed HB 462 with Rep Huberty that prohibits the use of Common Core in Texas or any federal curriculum without a vote of the legislature. It passed the House 145-0, the Senate 25-6 & was signed by the Governor. Prior to passing this bill Common Core, or any federal curriculum, could come into to our schools without the permission of the legislature.
That can not happen now.

More on CSCOPE. Last week I sent a letter last week to the state Auditor requesting an audit of the program. General Abbott’s office also sent a letter expressing their concerns over the program.

The CSCOPE lesson plans are no longer being licensed for schools. 25 districts have asked for waivers from the TEA & all have been denied.

However, as noted above, some districts are apparently determined to circumvent the will of parents, teachers, & most legislators and try to continue to use them. We are continuing our fight against CSCOPE. I will not rest until CSCOPE is out of our classrooms.

 

Donna Garner

Wgarner1@hot.rr.com

 

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