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Poll: Parents Turn on Common Core

U.S. News and World Report


The more parents hear about the Common Core State Standards, the less they like them.

A new Gallup poll shows that while the number of parents familiar with Common Core has remained steady since April – the last time parents were polled – an increasing number of public school parents view the standards negatively. The poll, which was conducted Sept. 16-17 and sampled 532 parents, found 35 percent of parents view the standards negatively, up from 28 percent in April. The number of parents who view them positively dropped from 35 percent in April to 33 percent, while those who had no opinion or had not heard of the standards dropped from 37 percent to 32 percent.

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