TEA News Releases Online
March 1, 2013
Statement of Commissioner Michael L. Williams regarding Lumberton ISD
“The Texas Education Agency is aware of concerns raised regarding a World Geography lesson recently offered in the Lumberton Independent School District. At my direction, TEA staff visited with the LISD superintendent to determine the specific circumstances. I have been assured the decisions regarding development of this particular lesson were made at the local classroom level and not part of the CSCOPE curriculum management system.
“As Commissioner of Education, I appreciate the passion of all those who take a keen interest in what is being taught in classrooms across our state, which includes CSCOPE as developed by the state’s education service centers. Thanks to the work of Sen. Dan Patrick and State Board of Education Chair Barbara Cargill, members of the State Board and the Texas Education Service Center Curriculum Collaborative will soon begin the process of auditing all CSCOPE lessons, beginning with Social Studies. I am confident that this review will ensure that CSCOPE’s content aligns with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills.”