Texas State Senator Fears Public Schools Teaching Communism
Texas State Senator and Lt. Governor candidate Dan Patrick worries that our anti-American public schools are teaching our children to be communists.
Patrick warned yesterday of supposed left-wing indoctrination in public schools. Right-wing claims about CSCOPE, a curriculum program used in Texas, have been roundly debunked, but Patrick, a longtime CSCOPE critic, repeated the bogus claims in an interview yesterday on the Family Research Council’s Washington Watch.
Patrick claimed that the CSCOPE curriculum frames the Boston Tea Party as the work of “terrorists” and promotes communism. He also criticized public schools for having “a bias for the environment against oil and coal and natural gas” and “a bias for less standards (sic) and America should not be a leader in the world but we should be just part of a world community.”
The Boston Tea Party story Patrick mentioned was actually part of an assignment to see if students could discern news reports coming from the British perspective, and the “communist flag” lesson concerned how communists used propaganda.