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Old Feb 27, 2013, 11:11 AM   #1
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CSCOPE in Texas Schools

I happened to stumble on the right wing website "The Daily Caller" this morning, while reading some news. The big story is something called CSCOPE, which has supplied some materials for Texas schools, according to the website. According to the website -- I haven't been out looking for CSCOPE materials -- CSCOPE is teaching Texas schoolchildren that, for example, Islam is an awesome religion but Christianity is a "cult".

http://dailycaller.com/2013/02/21/te...hool-students/


Now, 99 times out of 100, these right-wing sites are taking something completely out of context. For example, at the college level, religious studies classes do teach, or at least used to teach, that all religions are "cults". Back in the day, one sometimes read items that used the word "cult" in glowingly positive terms. But, in recent years "cult" has taken on a more restricted and purely negative meaning. Either way, it would be a misleading misuse of language to describe Christianity and a cult and Islam as not a cult. But, they claim to be giving some direct quotes from the CSCOPE teaching materials that sound remarkably clumsy. Any teachers out there familiar with CSCOPE teaching materials?
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 11:22 AM   #2
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 11:37 AM   #3
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As I haven't seen anything anywhere else on this and you linked to an opinion piece, I'm going to call this the next right wing outrage. Let's see if anyone else picks this up.
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It's out of Texas, what else can you expect?
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It's out of Texas, what else can you expect?
Like things out of California are the model of sanity?
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Like things out of California are the model of sanity?


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Old Feb 27, 2013, 12:51 PM   #7
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It's out of Texas, what else can you expect?
Actually I would expect the exact opposite out of Texas; Calling Islam the cult.
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...According to the website -- I haven't been out looking for CSCOPE materials -- CSCOPE is teaching Texas schoolchildren that, for example, Islam is an awesome religion but Christianity is a "cult"...
And this is why the right can fan the flames - ignorance.

http://www.cscope.us/curriculum.html

Educate yourself.

Glenn Beck got upset because one of the lessons suggested that from the perspecive of the British at the time, the Boston Tea Party was an act of terrorism. The lesson (as implied by Beck) did not claim that it was an act of terrorism. The lesson encouraged students to take a diffferent perspective in evaluating a specific event. And that type of mature, critical analysis is an anathema to those who want to dictate their view of the world to the exclusion of all other views.
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Like things out of California are the model of sanity?
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Well, the daily caller was founded by Mr. Carlson.

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