Poll: Public Support for Common Core has Fallen by 40%

, Spencer Irvine, 1 Comment

From the School Reform News, published by the Heartland Institute:

The survey, titled “Ten-Year Trends in Public Opinion from the EdNext Poll,” conducted by Education Next, a journal published by the Harvard Kennedy School’s Program on Education Policy and Governance, found, “[T]he demise of school reform has been greatly exaggerated.”

“Public support remains as high as ever for federally mandated testing, charter schools, tax credits to support private school choice, merit pay for teachers, and teacher tenure reform,” the report states. “However, backing for the Common Core State Standards and school vouchers fell to new lows in 2016.”

The poll results, released in August, show public support for Common Core has dropped from nearly 90 percent in 2012 to 50 percent in 2016.