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Polls Show Public Has Moved On From Standards and Assessments Debates

America has spoken: high standards are here to stay. This year’s Education Next and Phi Delta Kappa International (PDK) polls show that the public has largely moved past the debate around academic standards and annual assessments to focus on the critical issues of increasing equity, teacher compensation and school safety. Standards Controversy Subsides Despite becoming...

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What’s in a Name: Education Next Survey Shows Strong Support for High Standards

On August 15, 2017 Jim Cowen, Executive Director of the Collaborative for Student Success, released the following memo on the results of Education Next’s 2017 Education Survey. Nearly a year ago, we noted Education Next’s annual public opinion survey and its confirmation that parents support high, comparable, college-ready standards, as well as annual assessments. Well, it’s that time...

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Education Expert Says Attacks on Rigorous, Comparable Education Standards Largely ‘Fear Mongering,’ ‘Conspiracy Theories’

A review of several books critiquing states’ rigorous, comparable education standards finds that most “offer more folly than wisdom.” Robert Pondiscio of the Fordham Institute, who led the evaluation, notes that few of the books make an attempt to persuade readers to reject higher standards on “merits or lack thereof.” “Some barely take up the...

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Education Next poll shows parents strongly support high, comparable education standards

Citing the latest annual Education Next poll, Independent Journal Review columnist Kyle Becker contends that “backers of the top-down bureaucratic program [Common Core] are losing the culture war.” Becker alleges the “standardized testing agenda” was pushed onto states “without voter input or accountability,” and the standards have “a very negative brand in the mind of...

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What Breitbart Got Wrong on Education Next’s Poll Results about Common Core

  Reporting on the latest annual Education Next public opinion survey, Breitbart News’ Susan Berry suggests support for Common Core State Standards fell because parents know the learning goals “are not the ‘rigorous’ program pitched by its proponents.” “Ever increasingly, parents are realizing that the Common Core Standards lock their children into an inferior education...

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Education Next Poll: Strong Support for High Standards, Not Labels

On August 23, 2016, Jim Cowen, Executive Director of the Collaborative for Student Success, released the following memo on Education Next’s new poll results on high standards and assessments: Education Next’s annual public opinion survey confirms what we’ve long suspected: it’s time to stop fighting about the words “Common Core” and move forward. While the Common...

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