Last Thursday the Legislature’s Common Core Study Committee completed its final report. The report included draft legislation that if approved would replace Common Core Standards in North Carolina public schools. The proposed legislation also establishes a Commission to review Common Core Standards.
During the third week of April the Civitas Institute polled voters on how the legislature should address the implementation of Common Core Standards. One of the options was to establish a commission to review Common Core standards.
What did voters think?
Fifty-eight percent of voters said they support establishing a commission to review standards and improve them; 27 percent oppose establishing a commission and 15 percent are undecided. What’s interesting is support for a commission was strong across party affiliations. Fifty-nine percent of Republicans favor a Commission; along with 57 percent of Democrats and 56 percent of Independents.
See poll results Education Crosstabs April 2014.