Monday, August 31, 2015

Public Supports Common Core Concepts, Opposes Brand.

Public Supports Common Core Concepts, Opposes Brand.

MinnPost (MN) (8/27) reports that while a pair of recent polls show that support for the Common Core Standards has fallen below half, “respondents favor using the same academic standards from state to state — the ‘common’ part of the effort’s name — and the same assessments to measure how well students and schools are meeting them. And they want those math and reading standards — the ‘core’ — set high.” The article attributes this contradiction to a general lack of awareness about the actual content of the standards.
        In commentary for the US News & World Report (8/27) “Knowledge Bank” blog, the Center for American Progress’ Carmel Martin writes about this apparent disconnect, noting that a “closer look” at the polls indicates that “parents and teachers alike broadly support holding all students to high academic standards and taking a balanced approach to testing in schools.”

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