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Texas Parents Stunned by Common Core Materials Coming Home From School have heard endlessly that there is no Common Core in Texas. It is the law. To her surprise, a Boerne Independent School District (ISD) parent pulled out the “6 Math Terms to Know (in primary grades)” from her kindergartener’s Fabra Elementary take home folder in the Texas Hill Country. Apparently, “Common Core” itself is a math term that five year olds need to know. Similar enough to use the same books, maybe. Texas, which rejected Common Core still wrestles with its own demon, CSCOPE, the controversial curriculum management system that had its own issues with biased and incorrect historical content. Today, it lurks in the shadows as the rebranded TEKS resource system. It isn’t only public schools, private school families are experiencing the same Common Core surprises with instructional materials.
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