The Common Core in California: An Interview With Mike Kirst
Marc Tucker: How long will California teachers have to implement the Common Core before it counts for anything?
Michael Kirst: We will give a baseline assessment in 2015, but we know that full implementation of Common Core in our classrooms is going to take time. We’re committed to getting this done right rather than letting federal policy dictate how we improve learning and student outcomes in our state. We are still operating under the requirements of NCLB, and we’re providing $50,000 for professional development on Common Core in addition to other support for each school newly identified for corrective action. Every time you ratchet up accountability, you have to ratchet up capacity.
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