A state district court judge has banned a small Hill Country school district from using lessons produced by a state-run coalition of education service centers known as CSCOPE until those lessons receive State Board of Education approval.
An extended drama over a controversial curriculum tool used by Texas public schools took a new turn Wednesday as Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst entered the fray with a letter to the State Board of Education and a key state senator pushed to add the issue to the special session agenda.
he lesson plans had been the subject of exhaustive hearings before legislative committees and the State Board of Education. Despite Patrick's announcement, questions to Texas Education Agency officials at a Wednesday SBOE meeting revealed that there is nothing to stop school districts from continuing to use the lesson plans produced by CSCOPE, which are now in the public domain.