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Texas: Should School Children Be Taught to Create Socialist Flags As Part Of Curriculum?

Posted on the 04 February 2013 by Susanduclos @SusanDuclos

By Susan Duclos
Texas CSCOPE Review reports that one of the lesson plans being handed out to Texas school children reads as follows:

Notice socialist/communist nations use symbolism on their flags representing various aspects of their economic system. Imagine a new socialist nation is creating a flag and you have been put in charge of creating a flag. Use symbolism to represent aspects of socialism/communism on your flag. What kind of symbolism/colors would you use?

Needless to say this is controversial among parent and members of the Senate Education Committee as they questioned the  "creators of a curriculum system used across Texas that critics say promotes anti-American values and stifles classroom flexibility." (Via Star-Telegram)
Committee Chairman Dan Patrick, R-Houston, called it "a mess." One witness compared the system to "mind control," and an algebra teacher wept as he described quitting because he felt he was "aiding and abetting a crime" by using CSCOPE in his classroom.
CSCOPE is an electronic curriculum management system that offers Web-based lesson plans and exams designed to help teachers adhere to state education requirements. It is used in 875 school districts -- more than 70 percent of districts statewide -- and is supposed to be flexible enough for teachers to alter content to meet their individual needs.
A string of witnesses before the Senate Education Committee criticized the program for promoting liberal values they said are anti-Christian at best and openly socialist at worst.
They also complained that it is hard for nonteachers to get a look at the program.
"Discontent is rampant across the state," said Peggy Venable, a frequent critic of public schools and the Texas director of Americans for Prosperity.

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Should American school children be designing socialist flags and is it a form of indoctrination as some believe? s this happening in you state and your children?
Do you even know?
H/T EAG News.

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