The following is from Wilburn Echols letter to Superintendents after the TESCC was forced to suspend its propaganda that has been directed at our school children. Folks, do not go to sleep on this one. I spoke to Attorny General Abbott this morning and that was his message as well. This is not over, do not let a temporary victory make you feel for one minute that this is over. Be sober be vigilant!!
This is an eye-opener.
Dear Superintendent/Charter School Administrator,
The Texas Education Service Center Curriculum Collaborative (TESCCC) announces that it is eliminating all current and future lesson development related to CSCOPE. The required 90-day notice outlined in the district user agreement will be honored and an official notice will be supplied to your district following the action of the TESCCC Governing Board at their upcoming meeting on Friday, May 24th. After official action has been taken, additional information will be supplied to your district. The TESCCC feels that this action is in the best interest of school districts and Education Service Centers to ensure the long-term viability of CSCOPE.
Please be assured, all current contractual agreements will be respected, curriculum alignment documents will remain unaltered, and all appropriate notice will be provided to school districts 90-days prior to the date that lessons will be removed from CSCOPE. Additionally, Region 10 will continue to be available to assist with any challenges your district may face due to this change. We want to support you during this transition to ensure that your teachers and staff have the best resources to educate the students of Texas.
Additionally, the TESCCC will be restructuring to help us operate more effectively. This new structure will include school personnel to assist in the management of CSCOPE that helps maintain the success of CSCOPE. One of the first items the new governing structure will discuss is a price reduction to participating school districts, since lessons will no longer be part of CSCOPE.
We would like to thank each of you who spoken out in support of CSCOPE. We have been touched by your support more than you know and appreciate your continued trust and support. Again, we are still here to provide assistance with any transition issues that you may face.
Wilburn O. Echols, Jr.
Region 10 ESC