Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Video EXCLUSIVE
“Once I became Chairman of the Senate Education Committee, I started getting input from parents around the state about this program called CSCOPE … CSCOPE is in some 875 of Texas’ 1,100 public School Districts,” said Sen. Dan Patrick, Chairman of the Texas Senate’s Education Committee.
“The first things that came to my attention were:
- Calling the Boston Tea Party Patriots terrorists;
- Having 5th Graders design a flag for a new country, it happened to be a communist flag; and
- Having a lesson on Islam that happened to be this thick (hands far-apart,) and Christianity that big (fingers close together.)
“Then we started finding CSCOPE lesson plans that were just faulty, in terms of basic math and basic science,” Sen. Patrick said.
– Don’t miss Sen. Dan Patrick, Chairman of the Texas Senate’s Education Committee, as he visits with Texas Insider’s Jim Cardle about the controversial CSCOPE Program being under Legislative Review, and what’s next for other Education Reform efforts during the remainder of the 2013 Legislative Session?