CSCOPE is a curriculum that was adopted by the Texas State Board of Education. Currently around 80% of public schools in Texas use SCOPE to supplement their regular curriculum.
It appears that the main purpose of CSCOPE is to undermine American patriotism and Christian values and replace it with socialist and Islamic teachings. Earlier it was reported that one lesson in CSOPE taught students that Allah is God Almighty. This lesson demonstrated that the supposed separation of church and state does not apply to Islam, only Christianity. Another reported lesson plan in CSCOPE taught that the Boston Tea Party was a terrorist act. Yet another CSCOPE lesson had students designing flags for a newly formed socialist country.
In the latest report out of Lumberton, Texas, a CSCOPE lesson required the girls to wear Muslim burqas, the dark full length dress and head gear that Muslim women wear. Supposedly, this was part of a CSCOPE lesson to study Islam. According to one student, the teacher told them:
“We are going to work to change your perception of Islam.”
Another student said their teacher told them:
“I do not necessarily agree with this, but I am supposed to teach you that we are not to call these people terrorists anymore, but freedom fighters.”
The lesson was designed to teach students about Muslim women, whom it describes as being liberated. I’ve yet to hear of a CSCOPE lesson plan that teaches about Christianity or Judaism. What do you think would happen if such a plan called for all girls to wear a Christian cross or Jewish Star of David around their necks? Do you think the Muslim girls at the school would do it? Do you think the ACLU or other separation group would be up in arms about such a lesson?
If I were a parent of one of those girls, I would have refused to allow my daughter to wear a burqas. It is a sign of their religion and as a Christian to wear a symbol of someone else’s religion is a sin. I would have complained to the school and let them know that this was a violation of my daughter’s religion and that she would not be participating in that part of the lesson. Better yet, I would not have my daughter in public school to begin with if at all possible.
In past few months, there has been quite an uproar in Texas about CSCOPE and its anti-American and pro-Muslim teachings. The Texas legislature held hearings on the CSCOPE curriculum. The hearings were led by state Sen. Dan Patrick (R-Houston) who serves as the chair of the Texas Senate Education Committee. Reports of the hearings say that CSCOPE has agreed to make changes to the curriculum, but until the state legislature enacts a law to force them to do so, they don’t necessarily have to make any changes. A statement released from Patrick read:
“Be assured we are working on this issue as is the SBOE almost every day. The hearing was step one, the letter step two. The only thing that is binding from a legislative standpoint is legislation. We are working on those issues based on what we are discovering now. We are doing our job, one that must be thorough and will take time.”
This entire issue with CSCOPE has surprised me because Texas is generally known as a fairly conservative state who honors American and state history along with the US Constitution and Bill of Rights. They have been actively promoting their pro-Second Amendment stand.
So how did a small group of liberals get such an anti-American and pro-Islamic curriculum passed into 80% of the schools in the state? Without something being done, Texas will completely change in just one generation into a liberal socialist Muslim state.
The American public school system was transformed nearly a century ago by a man named John Dewey. He was a philosopher, psychologist and educational reformer. He was also a socialist progressive who saw the opportunity to use the public schools to indoctrinate children into his way of thinking. He realized that the schools had kids for 7-8 hours a day, 5 days a week, giving them ample time to brainwash them into becoming socialist progressives like himself.
In his Pedagogic Creed, published in School Journal vol. 54, 1897, he wrote:
“I believe that education is the fundamental method of social progress and reform.”
“I believe that education is a regulation of the process of coming to share in the social consciousness; and that the adjustment of individual activity on the basis of this social consciousness is the only sure method of social reconstruction.”
“I believe it is the business of every one interested in education to insist upon the school as the primary and most effective instrument of social progress and reform in order that society may be awakened to realize what the school stands for, and aroused to the necessity of endowing the educator with sufficient equipment properly to perform his task.”
“I believe, finally, that the teacher is engaged, not simply in the training of individuals, but in the formation of the proper social life.”
To Dewey, that social life he keeps referring to is progressive socialism, the same kind of philosophy we seen in Barack Obama, which is no surprise since he was raised, educated and mentored by socialists by his own admission. Now realize that Dewey’s educational reform is successfully transforming every aspect of America. It is this sinister plot that opened the doors for CSCOPE to sneak into the Texas schools and begin to indoctrinate a whole generation with socialist and Islamic ideas.
Obama is all too aware of this as he has recently declared that he wants to provide pre-kindergarten for all 4 year olds in the nation. He says it’s to improve the level of education, but in reality, it’s so kids can be brainwashed at an earlier age, making it easier to train them in his socialistic ways.
Whether you live in Texas or wherever, have you checked into what your kids or grandkids are being taught in public school? If not you owe it to them and America to find out and take action if it is anything like CSCOPE.