Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Senator Campbell to blame for lack of curriculum in SCUC ISD

In “Change ideas dominate SCUCISD board meeting” from the November 28 issue writer John Heberling brought up the abandonment of CSCOPE as one cause of the current lack of curriculum in the district. What he didn’t mention is that the district didn’t drop usage of CSCOPE voluntarily; it was ripped out of the hands of small and medium sized districts like ours all over the state by a few legislators looking to earn their conservative credentials by vilifying it as anti-American.

The witch hunt over the CSCOPE curriculum was uncalled for as evidenced by its use in districts like Lackland ISD using it broadly. Dina Webb, Lackland's executive director for curriculum and instruction, was quoted in the Express-News in January saying “We don't mandate how teachers use it and certainly, as a military district, wouldn't teach anything anti-American. But we certainly don't have the money or staff to be able to write new curriculum every time the state standards change.”

State Senator Donna Campbell didn’t stand up for our district. In a year we have a chance to replace her with Daniel Boone, a retired Air Force Lt. Colonel, who has the interests of our schools at heart because he knows that education is the way to economic prosperity and a fulfilling life.


  1. This is a load of crap and a LIE. CSCOPE lessons are still online here ...

    Why tell a bald face lie?

  2. Dear Ginger you may have missed the fact that the legislature told the school districts not to use CSCOPE and your hero Dan Patrick is doing what he can to make sure that the lesson plans currently online are withdrawn. Worse yet since new standards and textbooks are out the CSCOPE lesson plans currently online are obsolete or soon will be. Of course you're part of the crowd that thinks CSCOPE was some kind of Muslim/Communist plot so perhaps you aren't all that interested in doing what's best for Texas students.