- 37 % of parents told Gallup they either hadn’t heard of them or didn’t know enough to have an opinion of the Common Core.
- Parents who did have thoughts on the Common Core were slightly more likely to have a positive view: 52 % had a positive impression of the Common Core, while 42 % had a negative impression. 6% had no opinion.
- Of parents who had an opinion on the Common Core, relatively few had strong opinions: 13 % said they felt “very positive” about the standards and 19 percent said they felt “very negative” about them. Only 16 % of parents said they had heard “a great deal” about the standards in both states that are implementing the Common Core and states that aren’t.
- Republicans were more likely to have negative views on the standards than Democrats. 42% of Republican parents had a negative view, whereas only 23 % of Democratic parents did. Democrats were also more likely than Republicans to think that standardized computer-based tests and linking teacher performance to student test scores would have a positive impact on education.
Friday, April 11, 2014
Gallup Poll - Parents and Common Core
While public debate rages about the Common Core state standards, a new Gallup poll found that many public school parents haven’t heard of the standards at all.