Upon originally finding out about CSCOPE and discovering their lack of transparency I filed a Public Information Request over a year ago on CSCOPE and the Texas Education Service Center Curriculum Collaborate (TESCCC) who owns Cscope asking for lesson content and financials. TESCCC asked for the Attorney General’s office to deem them a non Governmental entity and not subject to the Public Information Request under Texas Government Code 552.104 and 552.110.
Now get this. The group of men and women who make up the Board of Directors of TESCCC or actually the Directors of the Education Service Centers. They receive tax money and form a non profit called TESCCC which owns the product called CSCOPE. They use state employees to sell their product to a school district who survive off of tax money as well and they want to be deemed a NON GOVERNMENTAL ENTITY? Wow.. wouldn’t that just be nice? TESCCC has taken in millions leasing CSCOPE to Texas School districts on a yearly bases. They claim they have no check register as reported to the Attorney General’s office.
Many citizens across the state have now got involved and are requesting information on TESCCC. In requesting their board minutes from the inception to the non profit organization TESCCC, those responsible can’t seem to locate them. The following are the minutes that they have located and the attorney general ordered them to be released. Though you will find the majority of them blacked out. Why,we don’t know yet. What do they have to hide?
TESCCC Board minutes released from the Attorney General’s Office.
In this excerpt from the minutes they were working on an Out of State Business Plan.
Notice in the following excerpt where they must have been discussing the modification of CSCOPE with Common Core and selling Cscope out of State.
I found Thomas Poe’s statement interesting of looking at the issue of making money verses serving students of Texas.