This afternoon, Cahnman's Musings received access to inside information on the CSCOPE programs in Texas Public Schools we've discussed previously. While the source fears retribution and won't speak on the record, they did confirm what I'd already suspected about CSCOPE. It's a mix of low standards, Marxist indoctrination, and serious financial irregularities.
Cahnman's Musings will continue to update as we learn more but, in the meantime, here are some sources of public information:
- Texas CSCOPE Review - This website is a clearinghouse for CSCOPE Related information.
- The (Texas) Public-Education Visioning Institute Texas School Transformation website.
- This Austin-based architecture firm, which specializes in school construction, helped underwrite The Public Education Visioning Institute listed above; without jumping the gun, it's worth noting that the word 'sustainability' appears multiple times on their website.
Update: The Gonzales Cannon has more here.
Update II: The Wichita Falls Times Record News has more here, money quote: "Master teachers reported a dumbed down approach with a liberal, students teach students philosophy."