To the Editor:
There is a controversial private curriculum being taught in 70 percent of Texas schools that appears to be an instrument of anti-American propaganda rather than education.
Coincidentally, 70 percent of Texas high school graduates are not college ready.
This curriculum, known as CSCOPE, teaches that the Boston Tea Party during the American Revolution was an act of terrorism comparable to 9/11.
It teaches that Allah is the almighty God. Teachers who teach this curriculum cannot discuss it.
It teaches the Second Amendment is limited to state-run organizations despite court rulings to the contrary.
Fortunately, state Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, is having hearings on CSCOPE.
We should write our legislators and demand this be removed from our schools.
We should also demand passage of a school voucher program that would break the monopoly of our government schools and improve our children’s education.
This would focus our government schools on actual education rather than the political indoctrination that occurs far too often in place of education.