Every Heart Beats Fickle for the Red, White, and Sickle

I wish I could introduce this story by saying "only in Austin," but I live near-ish to Boulder. So without further ado, here's your Outrage of the Day:

According to the website txcscopereview.com, a lesson plan for 6th graders in government schools reads as follows:

Notice socialist/communist nations use symbolism on their flags representing various aspects of their economic system. Imagine a new socialist nation is creating a flag and you have been put in charge of creating a flag. Use symbolism to represent aspects of socialism/communism on your flag. What kind of symbolism/colors would you use?

Needless to say, the rest of Texas isn't too thrilled with the shenanigans in Austin:

Members of the Senate Education Committee on Thursday grilled the creators of a curriculum system used across Texas that critics say promotes anti-American values and stifles classroom flexibility.

Committee Chairman Dan Patrick, R-Houston, called it "a mess." One witness compared the system to "mind control," and an algebra teacher wept as he described quitting because he felt he was "aiding and abetting a crime" by using CSCOPE in his classroom.

Maybe Bryan Preston can fill us in on exactly what CSCOPE is, but it sounds like something ObamaCare will require the proctologist to use on fatties and smokers and other untermenschen.