Court Order Blocks District's Use of CSCOPE Lessons

A state district court judge has banned a small Hill Country school district from using lessons produced by a state-run coalition of education service centers known as CSCOPE until those lessons receive State Board of Education approval.

The court order against Llano Independent School District, announced Monday at a news conference attended by Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, state Rep. Steve Toth, R-The Woodlands, and several conservative activists, comes despite assertions from education officials that the board has no jurisdiction over how local school districts teach state curriculum. 

"Our state school board and superintendent have chosen to ignore state law ...

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