Ross comments on CSCOPE changes, costs

By Brenda Sommer
Managing Editor

Mexia ISD trustees got an update on the impact of cancellation of part of their curriculum program when they met last month.

At the board’s June 17 regular monthly meeting, Superintendent Sharon Ross spoke of the effects of the May 20 decision by the Texas Education Service Center Curriculum Collaborative to no longer provide lesson plans for 877 public school districts currently using those provided by CSCOPE, its curriculum management system.

Mexia ISD began using the management system in the 2010-11 school year, and it was used by 78 percent of Texas school districts and praised as flexible and affordable by school administrators. The lesson plans were ended under political pressure from conservatives, who alleged the lessons were riddled with anti-American, Marxist and pro-Islamic lessons.

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