As a part of the CSCOPE Social Studies lesson plans review by the State Board of Education’s Ad Hoc Review Committee, a public hearing will be held on Friday, Sept. 13, beginning at 1 p.m. in Room 1-111 of the William Travis Building, 1701 North Congress in Austin, Texas. Testimony from the public will be heard by the Ad Hoc Review Committee and any State Board of Education members who choose to attend.
As the Ad Hoc Review Committee is specifically charged with implementing a process by which the CSCOPE Social Studies lesson plans are being reviewed, those who plan on testifying are asked to limit their comments to specific recommendations pertaining to identified current CSCOPE Social Studies lessons as they appear at either www.mycscope.us (until August 31, 2013) or thereafter, at www.texastribune.org/interactive/search-cscope-lesson-plans.
Due to the large number of testifiers anticipated, a time limit of 3 minutes per speaker will be strictly enforced. Those wishing to testify may register Sept. 3-6 and 9 by completing the registration form at http://www.tea.state.tx.us/Communications/State_Board_of_Education/Public_Testimony_Registration_Instructions_and_Procedures/. Select the State Board of Education option when submitting the form. Written testimony will also be received by the Committee.