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In a Bold Move, Texas Announces Plans to Eliminate CSCOPE Curriculum Program from Its Schools

"I'm very pleased to announce this morning that the era of CSCOPE lesson plans has come to an end."

It appears that the Texas has managed to remove the controversial curriculum management program called CSCOPE from the state's educational system. Texas State Senator Dan Patrick announced the move on Monday morning via a press release and press conference.

"I'm very pleased to announce this morning that the era of CSCOPE lesson plans has come to an end," he said.

Patrick's office issued the following statement:

Press Release on defeat of CSCOPE in Austin

During the press conference, Dr. Kyle Wargo, a board member of the Texas Education Service Center Curriculum Collaborative (TESCCC) -- CSCOPE's governing board -- made it clear: "CSCOPE is no longer doing lessons,period."

"One size does not fit all. Those lessons, every lesson, needs to be developed on a local level," he added.

State Senator Donna Campbell,  a member or the Senate Education Committee looking into CSCOPE, was obviously pleased with the day's news.

Senator Patrick closed his remarks by thanking all parents who got involved in their children's education and the state's legislators who worked together to remove the controversial program from the education system.

In the past, CSCOPE had been linked to lessons such as asking if the Boston Tea Party was an act of terrorism.


Follow Mike Opelka on Twitter @stuntbrain

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