The battle for the hearts and minds of our children-
Those of us who have been in this battle against CSCOPE understand clearly that this issue is a political opportunity and a political hot potato. For those elected officials who understand this is not about their political future but about the children of Texas and the future of our State and our Nation and you are battling against the CSCOPE/Common Core philosophy of education you are welcome to access that opportunity. This is because you are listening to Parents, Tax Payers and Teachers. For those who allow the narrative to be driven by people like Microsoft Lobbyist and SBOE elected official Thomas Ratliff you will be dismissed.
When elected officials earn a vote honestly that is a gift of the wonderful American system we treasure. It gives ultimate power to the people through their vote. That is the key issue with regard to the school choice debate that no one is Austin, Texas is talking about. Real school choice is about parents and teachers having the power to decided what is best for their children, not an education bureaucracy that manipulates and controls teachers much like the Curriculum Management system in CSCOPE. (See Below exactly how that affects Texas Children.)
If we allow our public schools to be taken over by the Common Core/CSCOPE philosophy of education they will fail. Charter Public and Private schools will no doubt fill in the gap. The challenge is these schools are run by appointed boards and they are beholden to who provides the grant money. Local elected school boards will be no more. The gift of earning that vote by a local school board giving freedom and control to parents and teachers in the community will be no more. Our American System will be effectively dismantled from the ground up. School Choice then becomes no choice.
That is why I will fight for Texas Public Schools and our teachers. Many are the heart and soul of a community. Which is the heart and soul of our nation. I hope you will join me and so many other wonderful Parents, Grandparents and Teachers at the Capitol on Monday at 1:30 pm. for a news conference to announce a possible victory for Texas children in Llano ISD and their teachers!
Join us at the Capitol and show support for the Llano Parents, Grandparents and Tax Payers who are stepping up to protect Texas Children!
Austin, Tx -Lt. Governor David Dewhurst, Parents, Grandparents and Llano ISD tax payers will hold a news conference on Monday, August 12th at 1:30 PM CT in the Senate Press Rm at the capitol in Austin, TX.
It will be announce that parents, grandparents and taxpayers of Llano County, Texas sought and obtained a Temporary Restraining Order from State District Judge Dan Mills. This Court Order bans the Llano Independent School District (Llano ISD) from the use of CSCOPE Lesson Plans until those plans have been approved by the State Board of Education.
During the news conference Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst and House Representative Steve Toth will stand with WomenOnTheWall.org Board Member Alice Linahan, Llano Tax Payer Bill Hussey and Attorney Tim Cowart, who will make this announcement.
Details of the news conference:
Monday, August 12th at 1:30 PM CT
Senate Press Room
Press Contact: Alice Linahan (972) 322-8313
Don't Miss the Women On the Wall Radio Show Monday Morning at 10am CST.
Our Special Guest will be
Attorney General Candidate Barry Smitherman.
Join us as we find out where he stands on the CSCOPE/Common Core Issue!
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