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"U.S. Teachers Offer Split Decision on Common Core"

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Public school teachers are divided on the merits of the Common Core State Standards, with 44 percent having a negative opinion of the shared academic goals and another 40 percent of teachers favoring it, according to a new Gallup poll.

The more implementation experience teachers had with the standards, the better they appeared to like them. Fully 61 percent of teachers who reported working in schools where the standards were fully implemented have a positive opinion of them, compared with just 26 percent of teachers in states without the common core.

The survey is based on a random sample of 854 public school teachers, with the data weighted to match national workforce demographics. The margin of error is plus or minus 5 percentage points.

Vol. 34, Issue 11, Page 5

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