Common Core cluelessness: a sobering survey

If you’re a regular visitor to this blog or this site, you’re probably well acquainted with Common Core.

And that puts you in the minority, according to a new Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll.

The sobering results of this survey of 1,025 parents:

  • Fifty-two percent of parents said they’d heard “only a little” or “nothing at all” about the controversial math and English language arts standards.
  • About a quarter said they’d heard “a lot” about the standards.
  • About 22 percent said they’d heard a “moderate amount” about them.
  • About a third of parents were unsure whether their state was among the 45 adopting Common Core.

Spoiler alert: Idaho is among those 45, adopting Idaho Core Standards this fall.

But we’re guessing many of you already knew that.

Here’s an AP story about the survey.



Kevin Richert

Kevin Richert

Senior reporter and blogger Kevin Richert specializes in education politics and education policy. He has more than 30 years of experience in Idaho journalism. He is a frequent guest on "Idaho Reports" on Idaho Public Television and "Idaho Matters" on Boise State Public Radio. Follow Kevin on Twitter: @KevinRichert. He can be reached at [email protected]

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