A group of parents and community members assembled Monday to voice their concerns about CSCOPE. The online curriculum is used in over 70 percent of schools in Texas.
The controversial program is a teaching tool and allows students to learn textbook free. CSCOPE has raised a number of concerns that the Wichita Falls Independent School District has tried to fix. Such as, lessons that can be misconstrued as having religious and or political agendas. However, some parents say it's not enough. "Supposedly they're opening up a parental portal to be able to view stuff. The feedback on that has not been very positive it has not been working very well and then the curriculum is a real issue. And one of the top issues is, if you look at statistics it does not seem to work. Test grades are not going up they are declining, " one parent said. In a meeting held by the W.F.I.S.D. and Region Nine, it was clarified that parents who want to view their child's curriculum can go to their child's teacher and request a hardcopy.
The school board has taken a stand that the program is necessary and will continue to be a useful tool in classrooms.