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Common Core awareness skyrockets

Common Core awareness skyrockets

Public is more clued-in when it comes to the Common Core, but many are still skeptical

Common-CorePublic awareness of the Common Core State Standards has skyrocketed, increasing from 38 percent to 81 percent in just one year, according to the 46th annual PDK/Gallup Poll on the Public’s Attitudes Toward the Public Schools.

But while awareness has seen a boost, 60 percent of Americans said they don’t support the Common Core, with many saying they are worried that the standards will prevent teachers from teaching the material they think is most important for students.

Of those who oppose the Common Core, 77 percent cited lack of local teacher support as a very important or somewhat important reason for their opposition, and 68 percent cited their belief that the Common Core will result in a national curriculum and national tests.

(Next page: More on the Common Core, plus opinions on standardized testing and school challenges)

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