School Supt. wants to let teachers 'do their job' for new Common - WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge, Louisiana News, Weather, Sports

School Supt. wants to let teachers 'do their job' for new Common Core Standards

Supt. John White addresses the media about the next steps for Common Core. (Source: WAFB) Supt. John White addresses the media about the next steps for Common Core. (Source: WAFB)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Louisiana’s education chief says the state will have a new version of Common Core standards in the first few months of 2016.

Superintendent John White spoke to 9 News after a court threw out Governor Bobby Jindal’s attempt to eliminate Common Core in public schools. White urges the courts to let the teachers do their jobs.

“What’s important now is that we trust the educators to review the standards, to develop them and to create Louisiana students standards,” says White. “That's what the Common Core compromise was about during the legislative session, it's important that we let the educators do that work.”

White says that the compromise chose the educators who will collect public opinion in meetings throughout the state and have new Louisiana standards ready in time for testing in the spring.

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