Support for the Common Core plummets, especially among teachers

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

According to a new poll, 40 percent of teachers said they opposed the Common Core. Teachers are losing faith in the Common Core State Standards the national education guidelines adopted by a majority of states. According to a poll out today by Education Next, a quarterly education journal from Stanford University's Hoover Institution, 40 percent of teachers said they opposed the Common Core -- more than triple the 12 percent who said they were against the standards in 2013.

Public opposition to the Common Core also has increased. While 65 percent supported the Common Core in 2013, a slim majority -- 53 percent -- expressed approval in 2014.

Broken down by party lines, Republicans were much more likely to have switched their opinion than Democrats.

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