Do you want to help put a big dent in the development of CSCOPE courses in the Texas Virtual School Network?
The obsolete government entity (Harris County Department of Education) that I have been trying to shut down for the past two years is the developer/provider of the CSCOPE courses in the Texas Virtual School Network. Now I know why there are so many educational big shots trying to keep them open.
They are actually the Harris County School Trustees, an entity left over from the days when counties operated our public schools in Texas – before the onset of the ISD. Believe it or not, Harris County still elects County School Trustees over 50 years after our last countywide school closed! I have been fighting to shut them down because they are a duplicate of ESCs – thus a waste of our local tax dollars. I had no idea I was fighting CSCOPE too.
The bill to close them down will be heard on Tuesday April 16th. If you will be in Austin (or know someone who will be) who also wants to take down CSCOPE, you can help by simply signing in at the Capital on Tuesday morning in support of HB 945.
Hearing: Tuesday, April 16, 2013
House Public Education Committee
Texas Capital Extension – Second Floor (E2) – Room E2.036
Upon final adjourn./recess. Before 10:00am
House Bill 945
Purpose: Abolish Office of Harris County School Trustee / County Superintendent
Author: Rep. Debbie Riddle
You must come in person to register your support “For” the bill to have your name in the public record. You do NOT need to speak.
· You must register electronically using a House Witness Registration kiosk or your own IPAD inside the Capital Building the day of the hearing – BEFORE your bill is heard –
Ø Select Hearing: House Public Education Committee
Ø Select Agenda Item: HB 945
Ø Register Your Position: FOR
Ø Select – you do NOT wish to testify
That’s all you have to do. You do not have to attend the hearing. Just a large number of people registering support FOR the bill would be very helpful.
Funny that I have been working on two bills, this one and CSCOPE and had no idea they were related until now.
Click the photo to sign the Petition and Join the movement to#StopCSCOPE
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