May 12, 2015

Broad coalition, poll show support for Common Core in California

Original article at EdSource by Sarah Tully

A coalition of about 500 California groups, along with a recent poll, indicate statewide support of the Common Core State Standards, the children’s advocacy group Children Now announced Monday.

The business, health, education and other groups forming the coalition signed a statement of support of the Common Core.

Previously, a Children Now poll of about 1,000 voters indicated that about two-thirds of California voters support the use of the nationally developed Common Core standards in schools. Support was particularly high among Latino, African-American and Asian voters, according to the telephone survey conducted in March and released in April.

“We really wanted to demonstrate the solid, extraordinary support of California staying on track for Common Core implementation,” said Ted Lempert, president of Children Now. “This shows in one list the diversity of support around the state.”

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