CSCOPE, a controversial school curriculum management system in Texas that once included a description of the Boston Tea Party as an act of terror and has called Islamic terrorists freedom fighters has given up pages of its financial records under threat of a subpoena by state Sen. Dan Patrick.
Patrick sought the records after Texans told him they had uncovered financial irregularities in the organization’s operations.
Patrick threatened CSCOPE with a subpoena of all financial documents if disclosure was not achieved voluntarily. CSCOPE provided 5,000 pages of documents in response to Patrick’s request, and the information now is being reviewed.
“I’m glad that the CSCOPE board finally recognized that they must respond to our request for detailed financial information,” said Patrick. “I only wish I didn’t have to threaten a subpoena before getting this information.
“For some reason the board at CSCOPE believes they are above open disclosure and total transparency to parents and legislators,” Patrick added.
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