History has demonstrated that the winners of any political, military or social battle write the history. Unfortunately, we see the socialists attempting to re-write history, both to erase their failures that resulted in killing millions of innocent people and to put forth their ideas and rhetoric in the mainstream narrative.
Imagine an authorized history book portraying the Boston Tea Party, the precursor to the American Revolution of Independence from England as …
“A local militia, believed to be a terrorist organization, attacked the property of private citizens today at our nation’s busiest port. Although no one was injured in the attack, a large quantity of merchandise, considered to be valuable to its owners and loathsome to the perpetrators, was destroyed. The terrorists, dressed in disguise and apparently intoxicated, were able to escape into the night with the help of local citizens who harbor these fugitives and conceal their identities from the authorities.”
“It is believed that the terrorist attack was a response to the policies enacted by the occupying country’s government. Even stronger policies are anticipated by the local citizens.”
This in a nutshell is an example of how the Marxists, socialists and communists are trying to portray our heritage. One, to delegitimize the basis upon which we revolted against despotic English rule. Two, to make our revolution seem morally equivalent to other revolutions around the world. And three, to insure that our children have absolutely no context with which to draw comparisons between freedom fighters and terrorists.
Who is the perpetrator of this travesty?
The lesson plan, designed for world history and social studies classes, remained available to teachers as recently as January of 2012, CBS Houston reports, and was promoted by the Texas Education Service Center Curriculum Collaborative.
The Texas Education Service Center Curriculum Collaborative (TESCCC) includes a team of Education Service Centers that represents all areas of the state.
The collaborative’s goal is to provide a quality curriculum support system to Texas K-12 schools. TESCCC has developed CSCOPE, a comprehensive, customized, user-friendly curriculum support system. In addition to the curriculum, CSCOPE encompasses resources for the implementation, monitors the curriculum and establishes an accountability process to ensure a quality implementation. The curriculum component of CSCOPE is based on best practice models from top researchers. Lessons are all aligned with the TEKS/TAKS and each lesson meets the highest standards of rigor and relevance. <Source>
I call bullshit!
These are the educators who use big words and strange syntax to mast the fact that they themselves are either functionally illiterate or driven by an anti-American agenda. There can be no other explanation for this type of poor scholarship or the misrepresentation of historical fact.
Sneaking in the electronic back door without parental supervision …
This is because CSCOPE is a private venture and operates under the umbrella of the Texas Education Service Center Curriculum Collaborative (TESCCC). The incorporation documents of TESCCC state its independence from the SBOE or Texas Education Agency (TEA). TESCCC is reportedly not funded by any state or federal agency. TESCCC and CSCOPE are private, proprietary entities.
Efforts have been made to remedy the confusion.
The Texas Attorney General’s office ruled on April 4 that CSCOPE is a governmental body and falls within the scope of Gov. Code 552.003(1)(A)(xii) concerning public disclosure under the Texas Public Information Act (PIA).
In theory, this means that CSCOPE is subject to some degree of accountability and transparency. And yet, Section 552.104 (Gov. Code) carries an exception if following the PIA would give competitors an advantage in the development of similar products. CSCOPE has evaded any disclosure via this loophole.
Furthermore, SB 6, which the Texas Legislature passed in the 82nd Legislative Session, took the textbook adoption process over digitized instructional materials out of the hands of the elected members of the SBOE and gave local school administrators the authority to purchase digitized instructional materials (e.g., CSCOPE) at state expense that have not passed through the adoption process. Whereas faulty textbook providers can be fined, CSCOPE can publish almost any content and receive no reprimand.
In Texas, parents have rights to the teaching materials used in classrooms. According to Texas Education Code, Sec. 26.006, a parent has the right to:
- Review all teaching materials, instructional materials and other teaching aids used in the classroom of the parent’s child.
- Review each test administered to the parent’s child after the test is administered.
- Request that the school district or open-enrollment charter school allow the student to take home any instructional materials used by the student. Subject to the availability of the instructional materials, the district or school shall honor the request. A student who takes home instructional materials must return the instructional materials to school at the beginning of the next school day if requested to do so by the student’s teacher. In this subsection, “instructional material” has the meaning assigned by Section 31.002.
CSCOPE appears to be avoiding this parental scrutiny because Sec. 26.006 does not address situations in which “instructional materials” are the domain of a private company or nonprofit. Because of copyright and licensing formalities, parents are not given access to CSCOPE’s actual curriculum content.
The CSCOPE website has a “parent portal,” but it is highly abstract and does not permit access to the actual lessons disseminated in classrooms. This is purportedly because of a loophole in Texas Public Information Act (PIA) requirements.
Additionally, the site is run like iTunes, and only “authorized users” can access content. Any circulation of site content is forbidden; in other words, students cannot bring home lessons for parental viewing. More at http://mobile.wnd.com/2012/11/online-learning-experience-replacing-schoolbooks/
Bottom Line …
When parents are denied access to what their children are being taught, there is something fundamentally wrong with the system and the organization claiming proprietary status to hide their work product should be denied access to public funding. Including third-party foundation purchases of their materials to place in the hands of students.
We have seen the political infrastructure deliberately dumb down education in American to prevent a knowledgeable electorate from realizing what crooks and charlatans have taken over their government and looted the public’s treasury. Complicit in this are the teachers unions who have a major conflict of interest when it comes to both teaching students and for allocating teaching funding to adults rather than the children they profess to protect and serve.
Why should a full-length history book be available on Amazon for $2.99 or a history book containing history older than 50 years be available for 99-cents – and textbooks containing the same material cost upwards of $50.00 each? Other than outright theft of taxpayer’s dollars, why aren’t the books written and published by educational institutions and widely circulated among educational institutions for a savings of hundreds of millions in dollars annually? Many of the public domain books obtainable for free from Amazon or Google are routinely packaged and resold at outrageous prices to school systems. Why do expensive college textbooks need new additions when only the problem sets change, not the teaching portion? Because of greed and the inability of politically-motivated watchdogs to control expenses – lest they be denied campaign funding for the re-election.
Time to consider another Tea Party … this time abolishing all of the public employee’s unions which are bleeding us dry and inserting Marxist, Socialist and Communist propaganda into our lives.
“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!
“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw
“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”
“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS "The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius “A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell “Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar “Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS
“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius
“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell
“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar
“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS