Mar 23, 2013 by


***Grassroots people are making a difference in Texas:



by Jason Howerton




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The irate mother immediately contacted her son’s principal and teacher and set up meetings with them. The school then reached out to the video’s distributor, Safari Montage. Sands told TheBlaze that the principal of Flour Bluff Intermediate School admitted that Safari Montage is a CSCOPE supplement.

…As a Texas parent, Sands said she is very concerned about what CSCOPE is teaching children. But the Flour Bluff Independent School District released a statement defending the use of CSCOPE.



3.20.13 – “Flour Bluff Parent Upset Over Lesson on Terrorism & Government”

by Janine Reyes – KRISTV.COM – Corpus Christi



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Kara Sands posted the test on her facebook page and it began to spread like wildfire. The test covers content watched on a video in class. What bothered her most is question #3 on the test. It asks why the U.S. may be a target for terrorism. Her son chose the correct answer – ‘decisions we made in the United States that negatively impact people elsewhere.’

“I’m not going to justify radical terrorists by saying we did anything to deserve that, over 3,000 people died,” Sands said.

One worksheet on the Bill of Rights names food and medicine as rights, not personal responsibility. “He got marked wrong, because it is, it is our responsibility for shelter, its our responsibility for food for medicine, it’s not the government’s responsibility,” Sand said.

Flour Bluff officials say Sands is the only parent to complain about the test specifically, but her post on facebook now has 1,662 likes.

Sands says parents need to get involved.

“When I teach my children that you have to work hard and you have to earn a living and they go to school and learn something different I absolutely take issue with that,” Sands said.



3.22.13 – Texas Teacher Wears “Vote Obama” Shirt at Lumberton ISD and Posts Vulgar, Anti-Christian/GOP/Fox News Pics on Twitter – Uses CSCOPE




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During the November 2012 election, Lumberton High School teacher Michelle Champagne paraded around the high school wearing a shirt with a picture of Barack Obama and “Vote Obama” written above the picture. This Texas teacher also posts vulgar, anti-Christian, anti-Republican, anti-Fox News, anti-Rick Perry messages and pictures openly on Twitter and says her fellow Lumberton residents “cling to guns and Bibles.” She even refers to a Christian Cross as a Swastika! It is no surprise that this teacher also says she relies heavily on the flawed CSCOPE curriculum!



3.20.13 – “Lumberton ISD Looks To Replace CSCOPE” by David Bellow — http://pushjunction.com/l/ChM


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I am very excited to say that the Lumberton School Board has listened and has formed a committee to examine how CSCOPE can be replaced at Lumberton ISD.

The Lumberton curriculum committee is to be made up of district employees, parents and other community members, and it will present its findings to the administration and board by the June school board meeting.

I encourage other parents and taxpayers in other Texas communities to do the same thing. Go to your local school board meetings, speak to the board and plead with them to stop using CSCOPE because of all of the problems. Then take it further, get a group together and start speaking louder. They might not listen to one voter, but they will listen when a group of voters starts demanding they do away with CSCOPE.


[3.20.13 – On 3.19.13 Ector Co. ISD superintendent Hector Menendez announced his retirement. He has been an advocate for CSCOPE and of Guided Reading, both of which have been totally discredited.  It was under Menendez that Ector Co. ISD decided to spend $1.7 Million of taxpayers’ dollars to expand CSCOPE for the 2012-13 school year  — http://www.oaoa.com/news/education/ecisd/article_98bbdf11-f50c-5370-9773-b39a999191f4.html?mode=jqm  – Donna Garner]



Donna Garner


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