Texas School Superintendent Defends CSCOPE

Teachers using the controversial curriculum management system, CSCOPE, aren’t standing in front of the classroom telling students that “Allah is God,” Assistant Superintendent Dr. Tim Powers told his fellow Rotarians today.

“We don’t do that,” said Powers, to a group of about 100 members and guests at the weekly Wichita Falls Rotary Club meeting.

“Do you honestly believe we would allow teachers to promote one religion over another?” said Powers, the Rotary president. “We teach the religions of the world. Again, if you don’t want us to teach the world’s religions in the classroom, contact your legislator. Because the Legislature requires that we teach the world’s religions.”

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Texas students told to wear burkas

There’s a new controversy in Texas involving the online public school curriculum called CSCOPE, which already has been the subject of heated debate and state legislative hearings.

There are reports now that students were made to wear Muslim burqas as part of their public school lessons.

CSCOPE has been facing criticism over its alleged Islamic and anti-American bias. It is a “curriculum management system” now used in 80 percent of Texas classrooms. It recently was the subject of a heated inquiry that culminated in hearings conducted by the Texas Senate Education Committee chaired by state Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston.

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2013/02/students-made-to-wear-burqas-in-u-s-state/#iAtKtAgqFDRSSshg.99