Michael B. Henderson
Public thinking on testing, opt out, common core, unions, and more
Also teacher grades, school choices, and other findings from the 2014 EdNext poll. Full results also available at education next.org/edfacts
Facts about local district performance alter public thinking
Americans React to Common Core and Other Education Policies
Can citizens tell a good school when they see one?
In Louisiana, where the fight over Common Core has been particularly salient, the effect of the “Common Core” label was even more negative than in the American public as whole, and the impact on polarization was greater.
Setting aside concerns about the mechanics of the AFT survey raised elsewhere, a deeper question remains: Do parents really agree with teachers as much as AFT president Randi Weingarten would have us believe?