Louisiana schools chief: ‘Teachers need time to get used to standards’

Article By: Leigh Guidry and Mike Hasten | October 31, 2013 | Originally Posted on thetowntalk.com

State Superintendent of Education John C. White remains firmly behind the plan to implement the Common Core standards in Louisiana, but he wants to reassure teachers about the evaluations that come with them.

In an interview with The Town Talk on Wednesday in Alexandria, White said some pressure will be taken off teachers over the next two years, as the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education votes on policies regarding teacher evaluations this winter.

“I think teachers need time to get used to standards and not be under the gun,” White said, adding some measure of accountability needs to be part of the evaluation process.

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