Polls Across Past Few Decades Show General Support For National Standards, Curriculum


Catherine Gewertz writes at the Education Week (7/31) “Rules for Engagement” blog about an Education Week article published in 1989 about a Gallup poll indicating that most Americans “would welcome the establishment of national achievement standards and a national curriculum for public schools.” Gewertz notes that this contrasts with the current state of “stories piling up about common-core backlash and states withdrawing from the shared standards.” However, she writes that two national polls released earlier this year “found substantial support for shared standards across states