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After the 2013 regular legislative session and three special sessions, most Texans believed that the state’s controversial CSCOPE education curriculum had been put out to pasture. But it turns out that the controversial curriculum is not dead, and was posted online. In a wide-ranging interview with PJTV/PJ Media Wednesday afternoon, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst revealed efforts to fix or at least mitigate what he calls a “disaster.”
When PJM spoke with Lt. Gov. Dewhurst, he had just come from a meeting on CSCOPE with members of the Texas State Board of Education (SBOE).
“I thought CSCOPE was dead and buried,” Dewhurst said. “Based on my conversations with parents all across the state last year in 2012 continuing through, now into 2013, I thought that CSCOPE was a real problem and that we needed to kill it off.”
But that’s not what happened.
“We have so many problems with CSCOPE. Factual errors. Bias. Our Founding Fathers being called ‘terrorists,’” Dewhurst said, referring to how the lesson plan on the Boston Tea Party depicts it as “a local militia, believed to be a terrorist organization,[…]