Support for Common Core among Americans with school-age children has fallen dramatically, as more now question whether the new national education standards will actually improve student performance.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 34 percent 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 percent in early November of last year. Forty-seven percent (47%) oppose the imposition of the national standards, compared to 32 percent in the previous survey. Little changed are the 19 percent who are undecided.
The survey of 1,000 adults was conducted on June 21-22, 2014, by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95 percent level of confidence.