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(Baton Rouge – August 20, 2014) Tuesday’s court ruling against the Jindal administration’s effort to block tests linked to Common Core State Standards fails to address the real issues facing teachers and their students as school opens for the 2014-15 school year, Louisiana Federation of Teachers President Steve Monaghan said today.
Teachers and their students return to school this year under a cloud, with lawsuits and counter-lawsuits over testing and standards.
There is plenty of blame to go around about the confusion facing our schools this year. But one thing is certain: it’s not the fault of children and their teachers that politicians can’t agree on what should be taught and tested and tested and tested.
Until the mess is sorted out and the question of testing is settled, it is simply wrong to use any assessment this year to label our children, our teachers, or our schools.
LFT President Steve Monaghan: “Let’s talk about the inherent unfairness of comparing Louisiana children with children in other states, given the current chaos and the documented failure to prepare students, parents, and teachers for these changes,”
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