Louisiana teachers say they’re unequipped for change

Article By: Amanda McElfresh | March 10, 2014 | Originally Posted on thetowntalk.com

For the past two years, Louisiana educators have grappled with drastic changes to their tenure benefits and evaluation system. To hear most teachers tell it, the implementation of the Common Core Standards — representing a major shift in what and how they teach — has been fraught with poor training and a lack of resources.Whether it’s in the form of legislation or just candid discussion, those issues are expected to be key topics when the 2014 legislative session starts Monday. Teachers aren’t necessarily expecting instant changes, but are cautiously optimistic that they will have more chances to tell lawmakers how these changes are trickling down into classrooms.

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