Poll: Majority of Americans Reject Testing, Have Not Heard Of the Common Core Standards

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As classrooms across the nation begin the transition to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), the potentially game-changing initiative apparently hasn’t registered with the American public. According to the new PDK/Gallup poll, two out of three Americans have not heard of the Common Core. Among the third who have heard of the standards, a majority said they would not make U.S. students more competitive globally – although the survey also revealed that these reservations might be attributed in part to misunderstanding about the standards. The poll also revealed that most Americans reject using standardized tests to evaluate teachers. Read More