Folks, we have so many problems with our education system and CSCOPE is just one example. Another is the biased press who continue pushing the false narratives in order to protect the people harming our children.
When the new & improved CSCOPE lessons were released by the Texas Tribune on August 22nd, they were accompanied by the line “see what the controversy is – or isn’t – about.” In all his glorified snarkiness, the reporter conveniently left out the fact that these were not exactly the same lessons that had gotten folks upset in the first place, nor did he mention any of the edits, missing lessons or links. The CSCOPE lessons on the Texas Tribune website have been nicely cleaned up for all to see (well, most have-I’ve found a few questionable and frankly disturbing lessons that I’ll post later), and if you were looking at the lessons for the first time you would wonder what all the fuss was about. So, in their obvious search for truth & transparency the Texas Tribune has allowed people new to the CSCOPE debate believe that the lessons they presented were THE lessons, and therefore allowing the narrative created by the ESC Directors & SBOE member Thomas Ratliff about parents being extremists to continue. Great job,Texas Tribune! You may have thrown Texas children & parents under the bus, but at least you got some good sponsorships for TribFest.