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Teachers prepared for Common Core despite turmoil

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BATON ROUGE- Despite a dispute at the state level over who will provide the year-end testing assessment for Louisiana students, teachers are ready for the school year and think the best path forward is Common Core.

"Common Core is a good thing," said Sandra Guilbeau, a teacher at Scotlandville Magnet High. "I have a lot of friends that would disagree with me, not teachers, most of the teachers I know like Common Core, the standards themselves, but it's all of the other politics, curriculum and all of those other things that come along with it that has been the problem."

The political aspect has some teachers disappointed with state leaders.

"If policy leaders were able to see what we face on a daily basis they would have a better understanding of what's really going on in the classroom, instead of what they think is going on," said Morgan Decuir, a student teacher.

The state still must find a vendor to provide a test for year end assessment and State Superintendent John White says the Department of Education and the BESE board is committed to finding a compromise for Louisiana students.


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