Tennessee’s Education Commissioner, Kevin Huffman:
- Once common core standards are put in place, problems with changing expectations will be addressed positively.
- Educators also expressed the hope that those responsible for training teachers in the common core program will be consistent in the information they provide.
- Commissioner Huffman responded that he was aware of problems with training in the past and his department was attempting to address those issues by hiring and training the personnel instead of relying on contract employees.
- He praised the Leadership Council for helping to create the standards and said more than 16,000 educators would be trained over the summer.