CSCOPE: Alive and Well

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I don’t think I have personally witnessed such a huge money laundering scheme in my life. Texas homeowners are burdened with huge property value increases. We have school districts passing school bonds screaming they need more money to better educate our children. I assure you MONEY is not the problem MONEY MANAGEMENT is the problem.

This became quite clear when I and others discovered and researched the Texas online curriculum management system in 2013.  Cscope was not purchased by school districts but rented by 90% of Texas School Districts yearly from their local Education Service Centers for thousands of dollars.

The Texas Attorney General,  Greg Abbott requested a State Audit of Cscope in 2014. The State Auditor’s Report showed there was over 6 Million unaccounted for.  As  of today no one person responsible for this has been indicted and the money laundering scheme continues.

After Cscope’s damaged reputation to recover some viability the name was changed to the Teks Resource System. They removed the horrible lessons and Assessments. What is remaining and rented for up to millions statewide is criminal.

What is remaining can accessed off of the TEA website for FREE. But that would be to easy and financial responsible. Do our Texas Representatives care?


Below you will see that Frenship ISD rented the Teks Resource System for the 2015/2016 school year for $46,290.00.  Superintendents are funneling money into these Cesspools securing them a place to retire among other things.








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More Texas Teachers ‘Looking For Love in all the Wrong Places’ Arrested

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There are two new alleged cases of Texas teachers taken into custody for sexual misconduct in the classroom. One, a male elementary school teacher in the Houston area, was charged with indecency after upskirting an eight-year-old girl with his iPhone. The other, a female Dallas high school teacher, was arrested for an improper relationship with a male student.

ABC-13 reported that Pasadena Independent School District (ISD) teacher Luis Pasos, 43, was criminally charged with two counts of indecency with a minor on April 27. Pasos was a teacher at Laura Bush Elementary for eight years. He has been under investigation over allegations of taking a lascivious photograph of the first grade student. Earlier this month Pasos denied the allegations to administrators. When the probe began, he resigned from his teaching position.

According to ABC- 13, a witness came forward saying he saw the teacher take out his iPhone and “hold it underneath the skirt of the victim.” In court documents obtained by the Houston ABC affiliate, it said that Pasos “destroyed the iPhone after realizing he had been caught” and “broke the phone by snapping it in half and throwing it into a storm drain.”  It also noted that he “led police to the broken phone… where it was recovered.”

Court documents also revealed the alleged victim’s 14-year-old sister claimed Pasos acted inappropriately with her, back when she was in his class. The teen came forward after learning what happened to her younger sister.

“These charges are very serious and this behavior will not be tolerated in Pasadena ISD,” read a statement released by the school district. “The safety and well-being of our students and staff is of paramount importance throughout the District. When a teacher violates the trust of a child, it creates a great challenge for the majority of educators who truly care about the well-being of students. We will continue working together to provide an environment that is safe and secure for children learn.”

Upstate in Dallas ISD, Molina High School English teacher Mary Lowrance, 49, turned herself into campus police on Thursday morning, April 23. She has since been formally arrested for an improper relationship with a student.

CBS-11 Dallas reported that district police officer Craig Miller said his department was “made aware of the relationship after Lowrance admitted it to a co-worker.”  He added that that Dallas ISD PD conducted several interviews, including one with the student. An arrest warrant was subsequently issued. Lowrance made the $5,000 bail, and is currently out of jail.

Breitbart Texas has reported on the troubling spike in these inappropriate sexual relationships. Recently, another North Texas high school teacher was charged with felony counts for lewd behavior twice in two months, for making more than one under-aged love connection.

The uptick is troubling, and not just in Texas. The nationwide epidemic prompted an independent study by Houston-based Drive West Communications, a research firm that tracks reports of such misconduct. It is headed up by Terry Abbott, a former chief of staff for the US Department of Education. He holds online platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and text messaging responsible for the explosion of classroom sexual predators, charging that social media has “created an open gateway for inappropriate behavior,” including developing “improper relationships with students out of sight of parents and principals.”

In 2014, about 35 percent of the sexual misconduct cases between educators and their students involved social media nationwide. The Drive West Communications report revealed that 116 of the nation’s 781 recorded cases of sexual misconduct came from Texas. That revelation came on the heels of the Texas Education Agency (TEA), experiencing a 27 percent jump in this depraved behavior over a three year period, from 141 cases in 2009-10 to 179 in 2013-14.  Between September 1, 2014 and February 28, 2015, 74 new allegations of incidences have been filed with the agency.

In response to the latest purported cases, TEA spokeswoman Debbie Ratcliffe told Breitbart Texas in a statement, “Parents expect their children to be safe when they are at school. Maintaining a safe environment is one of our highest priorities.”

“The vast majority of our teachers are working in an ethical and moral manner each and every day,” Ratcliffe emphasized. “However, when anyone suspects that an educator is acting inappropriately, it should be reported to TEA immediately so that we can investigate the situation.”

Follow Merrill Hope on Twitter @OutOfTheBoxMom.


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Texas Education has been Destroyed

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Texas education is for from being autonomous. Federal agencies have their hand in every aspect of the Texas education system and parents and teachers are really starting to realize the reform taking place. I don’t see a need for the Texas Education Agency any longer.

Education is the biggest expenditure in the state and they keep screaming for more money but we all know it is not for the classroom. The corruption taking place is astronomical and the students are the ones that suffer.

The Committee of Economic Development partnered with the Texas Association of School Administrators and wrote the following policy brief. which outlines the radical reforms taking place across the country with the implementation of common core even in Texas (though they don’t call it that here).  It is not surprising that the research brief is funded by no other than the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.


An assembly line approach to education is being implemented and equality, social emotional learning and the building of a global society is what our education system is becoming about. The destruction of America and it’s values will be the unfortunate result.

























Texas Education Service Center 13 in Austin presently is looking for someone to fill their Gestapo position. It has to be a certified teacher of at least 5 years teaching experience and you can go fill this postition at a minimum salary of approximatley $50, 000. This individual also would benefit by having some knowledge of the Cscope system. Why? Cscope is about a Marxist philosophy of teaching based on the collective.

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Below are Notes from the document above making reference to info and individuals involved in this process.

Karla Burkholder, Ed.D.

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Here is another document put out by Texas Association of School Administrators.


Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA) is funded with our tax dollars through our local school districts millions yearly. Their office is 2 blocks away from the state capitol and when the legislative session opens they spend their time lobbying our legislators for bills that will profit their agenda.

TASA has created a transformation program called Creating a New Vision, a plan to transform and reform our Texas School districts.




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Charlie Riley Signs off on Common Core

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Charlie Riley, candidate for Montgomery County Commissioner signed off on the progressive philosophy of education, Common Core while serving on the Magnolia ISD School Board. Though Common Core has not been officially adopted by the Texas Legislature, Common Core and it’s philosophy have made its way into school districts across the stae have seen this and fought it in the last legislature with Cscope.

Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA) which is funded with taxpayer dollars through your local school districts have adopted the same common core philosophy under the name “Creating a New Vision for Public Education in Texas“. Magnolia ISD’s School Board on April 9,2012 School Board meeting signed onto TASA’S NEW VISION.

Why would Charlie Riley, Cecil Bell, Deborah Rose Miller, Chuck Adcox, Billy Thompson, Steve Crews sign off on to the Common Core progressive philosophy?


In 2013 Superintendents and Administrators across the state made a trip to California to hear Progressive Educator Linda Darling Hammond speak on Common Core.


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Salaries of Texas Superintendents more than Texas Governor!

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Texas School Superintendents partner with the Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA) & Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) petitioning the legislature for funding. There will NEVER be enough funding for the progressive education system in Texas. Texas schools are riddled with unneeded programs and agenda’s costing the taxpayers millions.

Garland ISD superintendent Bob Morrison’s salary contract states he makes $260,000 a yr. Our own Texas Governor Rick Perry’s salary is $150,000. Shocking isn’t it? In addition to Morrison’s salary he gets employer funding for his retirement account not to exceed 25,000.00 a year, health insurance is paid through the district, life insurance, paid work & personal mobile phone and computer. Must be nice.

Bob Morrison came go Garland ISD from Mansfield ISD where a program was in place to make Arabic a mandatory class. Due to public outrage the program was halted.


Garland ISD school salaries in 2013.

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“Houston ISD in Direct Violation of Texas Law – HB 462”

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Yesterday the Obama administration announced that Houston ISD won the $30 Million Race to the Top – Direct to District (RTTT-D2) funds.  HarmonY Charters and Idea Charters each won the same amount last year from RTTT-D1. 

On 5.27.13, the Texas Legislature passed HB 462 which makes it illegal in Texas for school districts to participate in the Common Core Standards Initiative. HB 462 became effective immediately on 6.14.13 —

 In essence, Houston ISD (and even Harmony and Idea Charters) are in direct violation of Texas law – HB 462 – because they took the Obama administration’s “carrot and stick” and are now legally bound to follow the Common Core Standards Initiative.  

 What is the Texas Legislature going to do about this? What is Gov. Perry going to do about this?  What is the Texas Attorney General going to do about this?  What are Texas citizens going to do about this?  Surely we are not going to look the other way while school districts blatantly defy Texas law.   

 In fact, what about all of those Texas school districts that are so proudly displaying on their students’ instructional materials the words “Aligned with the Common Core Standards”?  By law, Texas school districts are to align with the Texas curriculum standards (TEKS) that have been passed by the elected members of the Texas State Board of Education – and not with the Obama administration’s Common Core Standards.  


Donna Garner




12.17.13 – HISD Wins $30 Million Race to the Top Grant” – by Ericka Mellon – Houston Chronicle —





8.15.13 – “Dilemma for Turkish Gulen Harmony Charter Schools Under SB 2 and HB 462” – by Donna Garner —




H.B. No. 462  —





SECTION 1.  Section 28.002, Education Code, is amended by adding Subsections (b-1), (b-2), (b-3), and (b-4) to read as follows:

(b-1)  In this section, “common core state standards” means the national curriculum standards developed by the Common Core State Standards Initiative.

(b-2)  The State Board of Education may not adopt common core state standards to comply with a duty imposed under this chapter.

(b-3)  A school district may not use common core state standards to comply with the requirement to provide instruction in the essential knowledge and skills at appropriate grade levels under Subsection (c).

(b-4)  Notwithstanding any other provision of this code, a school district or open-enrollment charter school may not be required to offer any aspect of a common core state standards curriculum.

SECTION 2.  Section 39.023, Education Code, is amended by adding Subsection (a-3) to read as follows:

(a-3)  The agency may not adopt or develop a criterion-referenced assessment instrument under this section based on common core state standards as defined by Section 28.002(b-1).  This subsection does not prohibit the use of college advanced placement tests or international baccalaureate examinations as those terms are defined by Section 28.051.

SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect immediately…






Race to the Top District Competition Draft



Eligibility Criteria


1.  Eligible applicants include only individual local educational agencies (LEAs) (as defined in this document) and consortia of LEAs.


2.  Applicant(s) must annually serve a minimum of 2,500 participating students (as defined in this document). (For a consortium, this minimum number may be met by annually calculating all participating students across all participating LEAs.)


3.  At least forty percent of participating students across all participating schools (as defined in this document) must be students from low-income families, based on eligibility for free or reduced-price lunch subsidies under the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act, or other poverty measures that LEAs use to make awards under section 1113(a) of the ESEA. If an applicant has not identified all participating schools at the time of application, it must provide an assurance that within 100 days of the grant that its participating schools (as defined in this document) will meet this standard.




      4.  Applicants must demonstrate a track record of commitment to the core education assurance areas (as defined in this document), including, for each LEA included in an application, an assurance signed by the LEA’s authorized legal representative that–


a.  The LEA has, at a minimum, designed and committed to implement no later than the 2014-15 school year–

      i.  a teacher evaluation system (as defined in this document);

      ii.  a principal evaluation system (as defined in this document);

      iii.  a LEA superintendent evaluation (as defined in this document); and

      iv.  a LEA school board evaluation (as defined in this document).

      b.  The LEA has a robust data system that has, at a minimum,–

      i.  An individual teacher identifier with a teacher-student match; and

      ii.  The ability to match student level P-12 and higher education data.

      c.  The LEA has policy and regulatory protections in place that ensure Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) compliant privacy and information protection while enabling access and use by stakeholders.




College- and career-ready standards:

Content standards for kindergarten through 12th grade that build towards college- and career-ready graduation requirements (as defined in this document) by the time of high school graduation. A State’s college- and career-ready standards must be either (1) standards that are common to a significant number of States; or (2) standards that are approved by a State network of institutions of higher education, which must certify that students who meet the standards will not need remedial course work at the postsecondary level.



Core educational assurance areas:

• Adopting standards and assessments that prepare students to succeed in college and the workplace and to compete in the global economy;

• Building data systems that measure student growth and success, and inform teachers and principals about how they can improve instruction;

• Recruiting, developing, rewarding, and retaining effective teachers and principals, especially where they are needed most; and

• Turning around our lowest-achieving schools.



Donna Garner


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