(POLITICO) This has not been a great week for the Common Core.
Two new national polls, released Wednesday and Tuesday, found the public souring on the academic standards, which are meant to elevate math, reading and writing instruction across the nation. One of the polls, conducted by the journal Education Next, also found a steep plunge in support for the standards among public school teachers.
“There’s no denying that this is bad news for supporters of the Common Core,” said Michael Petrilli, president of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute and a proponent of the standards.
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