Rasmussen, a major national polling outfit, has a new poll out on Common Core. The poll shows support for Common Core among parents with school-aged kids is falling like a ton of bricks. Rasmussen recorded an 18% drop in favorability since their poll last Fall. The more parents find out about it, the more they are rejecting Common Core.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 34% of American Adults with children of elementary or secondary school age now favor requiring all schools nationwide to meet the same Common Core education standards. That’s an 18-point drop from 52% in early November of last year. Forty-seven percent (47%) oppose the imposition of the national standards, compared to 32% in the previous survey. Little changed are the 19% who are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
Truth in American Education has more details:
54% believe the Common Core is unlikely to improve student performance, only 37% believe they will do what advocates promise.
Among all Americans Rasmussen notes 41% favor the the Common Core with 36% of Americans being opposed. 23% are undecided. 44% of all Americans believe Common Core will not improve student performance.
Also of interest 54% of all Americans believe schools place too much emphasis on standardized testing. Just 24% believe student scores on standardized tests should be a major factor in determining how well a school is doing.
Only 23% of Americans believe the Feds should set education standards for schools. Rasmussen reports that it up from 18% in November. 39% believe the state should with 27% saying local governments should. The state number is higher than the last time this was polled, and the local government response dropped seven points.
Our Legislature knows this, they’ve been listening to the parents. Is our Governor listening to the voters and parents or his Democrat-in-hiding Common Core propagandist?
— LL1885 – A.P. Dillon (@LadyLiberty1885) June 26, 2014
Crossposted at StopCommonCoreNC.org.