A recent release of the annual Education Next poll has revealed that the general public’s support for Common Core has drastically decreased over the last few years. Not only does the public oppose the program, but the support from teachers dipped from 87 percent in 2013 to 44 percent in 2015, and is continuing on a steady decline.
Not only do the decreased percentages confirm the disapproval rate, but many political figures from both parties have termed the phrases “toxic” and “poisonous” when referring to Common Core.
Lindsey Burke, education fellow at The Heritage Foundation, told Breitbart News:
“Support for the federally financed effort has dropped precipitously from its all-time high of 83 percent in 2013. The drop in support likely reflects the fact that respondents – especially parents – believe Common Core does not provide standards that lead to a high quality education, and that they have lost their voice in what is taught in their children’s schools.”
Education director at American Principles Project (APP), Emmett McGroarty, focuses on the fact that parents are starting to realize that Common Core does not adequately prepare their children for college and life. In regards to this, McGroarty states:
There’s no doubt that Common Core will continue to decline in popularity.”
With all this proof of decline in support, one might imagine that the program would begin to see some drop in financial support. However, those who have funded the implementation of Common Core, such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, have no plans of backing away from the program. In fact, Melinda Gates has claimed they are “not even close to finished.”
Along with private funding from the Gates Foundation, many corporations have assisted in funding Common Core. Click here to see a list of major businesses who have financially supported and/or advocated for the implementation of the program. Call on these corporate donors and hold them accountable for their actions. To learn more about where all companies scored by 2ndVote stand on the education issue, click here.