I was not able to attend yesterday's Senate Education Committee hearing on CSCOPE, but it sounds like I missed a highly interesting event. The Voices Empower blogsite has a post up detailing much of the activity. I have written about CSCOPE previously (Dismantling Democracy in Public Ed,) but I had no idea of the extent of the program's problems.
Not only does it seem that operatives have been using CSCOPE to implement Obama's Common Core (which has been rejected by the State of Texas,) but there were some really disturbing revelations about the funding and ownership of the so-called curriculum management system.
I won't replicate what has been written elsewhere, but parents and taxpayers should being paying attention to the disturbing trends in public education.
I don't necessarily agree with every point made by these authors, but here are some sources:
Texas CSCOPE Review.
Deliberate Dumbing Down: The Death of Free Will.
What is Common Core?
Common Core Standards' Devastating Impact on Literary Study and Analytical Thinking.
Common Core Math Standards.
Five Questions to Ask About Common Core.