King Discusses CSCOPE

May 30, 2013

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WEATHERFORD – The following statement may be attributed to State Representative Phil King (R-Weatherford) regarding the lesson plans provided by CSCOPE:

“My office has received numerous inquiries regarding the status of the CSCOPE lesson plans that many public schools utilize. This came to the attention of the legislature only in the last few months. As of May 20th, in response to legislators, concerned parents and many educators across Texas, the Texas Education Service Center Curriculum Collaborative (TESCCC) board announced it would permanently remove all lesson plans from its websites and would cease providing lesson plans through CSCOPE.”

“Additionally, this month, the Texas Legislature passed SB 1406. This new law requires that any lesson plans developed similar to CSCOPE must be approved by the State Board of Education (SBOE). The oversight from SBOE will afford parents and all Texans an opportunity for oversight and input.”