It's 2012 and CScope is hurting our students. Sometimes, these pipe dreams like CScope are created and sold by Educators who are trying to make a name for themselves, the next big thing. Happens in the corporate world all the time. Was this a cost risk-reward decision (no or limited books), or was there a genuine belief that CScope was better than its predecessor. I truly believe my kid is wasting his time in highschool and will not be prepared for college, based on my experiences in college. What a shame !
"This editorial reflects the views of the Victoria Advocate's editorial board." Previously I had no opinion either way about the "VA's editorial board". Now, unfortunately, in light of the above article, I will always be skeptical of the amount of common sense and genuine concern for our community. How can an 'editorial board' cite all of the major problems with CScope and then refer to it as an "excellent standardized curriculum"?
Wow. I am extremely disappointed about this. I have been a witness to the horrors of CScope. What's so appalling about it is that it's severe shortfalls are ALREADY KNOWN! Yet someone decided to get it anyway?! All of the issues cited above ARE VERY ACCURATE and VERY DETRIMENTAL to teacher's efficiency(and morale) and student learning. Unless the school board is very very in touch with the teachers and spends all the extra money to get the teachers what they need it will be a disaster. Since when has the school board been 'in touch' and willing to spend what it takes? I hope, for the sake of Victoria's future leaders, that people decide to pay for private education instead of flushing their kids' education down the CScope toilet. :* ( This comment reflects the views my good friend who is a teacher recently unfortunate enough to encounter CScope.