Studies on Christianity
By the same token, the Daily Caller reports that CSCOPE lesson plans portray Christianity as a cult, paralleling the death and resurrection of the Egyptian god of the dead, Osiris. The lessons also point out early Christians were accused of horrific crimes, including cannibalism and incest.
Studies on Communism
The Daily Caller also states the CSCOPE lesson plans portray communism as “the idea of living together in a ‘commune’ where all people work together for everyone.” Students are encouraged to create their own socialist flags. The curriculum neglects to mention the millions of people who have died as a direct result of living under communist regimes.
Studies on Terrorism
Another concern voiced by the Daily Caller is that CSCOPE lessons refer to participants in the Boston Tea Party as terrorists, comparing them on some level to modern-day terrorists that pose a true threat to America. The lesson described the participants as “fugitives” and “apparently intoxicated.”
Opponents of the CSCOPE system have also voiced concern that the program is categorized as “instructional material” rather than curriculum, exempting it from the same regulatory restrictions as other curriculum programs introduced in public schools. In addition, some have protested the secrecy of the program, alleging parents were not able to view lesson plans or get information about what the children would be learning in the classroom.