A new survey conducted for NBC News and the Wall Street Journal by Hart Research Associates/Public Opinion Strategies reveals some surprising information about how the nation thinks about its public school system in general and provides an interesting hint about what the people who do know about Common Core really think about it.
Several things pop out.
• The survey shows 61 percent of the general public in the nation (survey accuracy is plus or minus 3 points) think the public school system in this country needs somewhere between major changes and a complete overhaul.
• The survey asked a very leading question about Common Core, playing on the wide lack of knowledge of these new education standards. Never-the-less, the survey, provides strong clues that a solid majority of those members of the public who do know something about Common Core are opposed to it.