Tag: public opinion

PDK Poll: Strong Academics and Career Preparation Matter to Parents

On August 28, 2017 Jim Cowen, Executive Director of the Collaborative for Student Success, released the following memo on the results of the Phi Delta Kappa International Poll. Results from today’s Phi Delta Kappa International (PDK) poll, combined with results from the 2017 Education Next survey earlier this month, demonstrate how both strong academics and career preparation...

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Parents and Educators Agree: Common Core Benefits Far Outweigh False Allegations

Parenting blog Romper raises concerns about higher academic standards, noting that “many parents and teachers take issue with” the educational tools that the standards provide. The post links to a 2015 teacher survey that notes that “only 40 percent of teachers agree with Common Core and approve of its implementation.” However, those arguments run counter...

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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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Polling Reinforces Support for High Standards

On August 24, 2015, Karen Nussle, Executive Director of the Collaborative for Student Success, issued the following memo on recently released poll results and the public’s opinions on state standards and accountability: Over the past two weeks, four national education polls—Education Next, Center for American Progress/Public Policy Poling, The Seventy-Four and PDK/Gallup poll of America’s Attitudes toward the...

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