Georgia Superintendent Richard Woods ignited the issue just before this legislative session, reporting a “growing crisis” with more than four out of 10 teachers quitting within five years on the job. A state Department of Education survey chiefly blamed testing. More than 53,000 respondents cited the amount of testing and the use of test scores in evaluations as top reasons for the turnover. Woods told lawmakers at a hearing last week that he thinks the importance of tests in teacher evaluations should be reduced.
Georgia's State School Superintendent
Richard Woods has over 25 years of pre-k through 12th grade experience in public education. > Read Full Bio