VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. - Parents have heard plenty about the new federal Common Core standards.
She said they need another three years to prepare to launch the new teaching
Common Core is label that's become a political hot potato on the left and the right.
It's a set of standards states across the nation are voluntarily
Five years after the state decided to adopt the standards, Volusia Vounty schools superintendent Margaret Smith said Florida schools won't be ready to launch Common Core in all grade levels by next fall.
"Right now, as I'm speaking, teachers are teaching these standards at the same time they're being trained. No time to have a quality implementation," Smith said.
Smith, who is on the board of directors with the Florida Association of Superintendents,
"We need reasonable time," Smith said.
Smith said there are a host of problems with implementing
Smith said many districts simply don't have the technology needed to comply with the requirement for all tests to be online.
"Next year if all of those exams have to be online, how can we use technology to deliver instruction and have assessment?" Smith said.
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