By Danette Clark
A prime example of the stealth take over by progressives of our public school system is CSCOPE.
Even in a conservative state like Texas that has been under the watch of conservative governors for the last 18 years, an organized cartel of big money backing (Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation), slimy lawyers, community organizers disguised as concerned parents, socialist educators, curriculum developers, and teacher-principal coaches, managed to infect over 600 Texas school districts before anyone realized what was happening.
In recent years, concerned parents became aware and started crying out for something to be done to stop the progressive CSCOPE curriculum that is now being used in over 80% of Texas’ public schools.
Janice VanCleave and Ginger Russell have taken the lead in the fight to eliminate CSCOPE and to gain access to the entire curriculum, which is being hidden, even from parents who should have a legal right to see what their children are learning. Go to VanCleave and Russell’s website, txcscopereview.com, for more information on CSCOPE and to see which schools and districts in Texas are using the curriculum. Those schools are also being added to my list of schools and organizations nationwide that are involved in progressive indoctrination. Look for your state here.
CSCOPE is the same as other curriculums I’ve written about in What are They Learning?, except that it has been structured around Texas’ education standards.
In fact, CSCOPE was developed by several ‘educators’ who work closely with and through the Coalition of Essential Schools. Linda Darling-Hammond, education advisor to Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign, is a CSCOPE developer.
Hammond, who has worked closely with communist education reformer, Bill Ayers, has worked with the Coalition of Essential Schools for decades as an advisory board member to its bay area location (Bay Area Coalition for Equitable Schools/BayCES). BayCES recently changed it’s name to the National Equity Project and now focuses most of its resources on ‘equity coaching’ in schools nationwide. This is the same equity coaching that brought us the ‘peanut butter and jelly sandwich is racist’ mentality that made news a few months ago.
The Coalition of Essential Schools (CES) is at the center of a massive network of progressive educators, schools, and organizations working to indoctrinate America’s youth “for a more democratic society”, and its very roots can be traced to President Obama.
Linda Darling-Hammond founded the School Redesign Network, one of the organizations that has been instrumental in infiltrating Texas schools.
For example, parents in the Austin Independent School District (AISD) can thank former Superintendent Pascal Forgione for bringing CSCOPE to Austin. Forgione and AISD’s board of trustees sought out and partnered with Hammond’s School Redesign Network to “better prepare students to
be the thinkers and well-rounded citizens of the 21st Century”.
The problem is, creators of CSCOPE and other CES curriculums do not see America as a leader in the 21st Century, and the progressive definition of a well-rounded citizen is completely contrary to what most Christians, conservatives, and freedom-loving parents want their children to become.
Conservative parents and teachers, Christians, and church and community leaders in every state should take note of the work being done in Texas to take back education for their children.