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Freelance writer Saul Elbein stops by discuss his story about America’s conspiracy theory culture. Then he accuses us of being lizard people. No, seriously.
The year’s hottest education debate centered on an unlikely subject: CSCOPE, the once-obscure curriculum program built for Texas schools that’s been targeted for destruction by tea party activists.
Before its life as a tea party bugaboo and a campaign punching bag, CSCOPE was just another program keeping Texas’ schools running.
CSCOPE opponents announced at a press conference today that they’ve secured a temporary restraining order preventing Llano ISD teachers from using lessons from the supposedly anti-American curriculum tool.
State Board of Education member Thomas Ratliff has emerged as CSCOPE’s most outspoken defender at the state level—one of the very few elected officials willing to wade into tea party waters and pick a fight.
Just in time for the lieutenant governor’s race, politicians are blustering over a fresh wave of CSCOPE outrage: the much-maligned lessons may now be free for any teacher to use.
At the Capitol this morning, Sen. Dan Patrick made a surprise announcement: “The era of CSCOPE lesson plans has come to an end.”