Survey: Decreasing teacher support for Common Core standards in Tennessee
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A recent survey shows support for Tennessee’s Common Core standards is decreasing among teachers.
The Tennessean (http://tnne.ws/ZNhdRC) reports the 2014 survey was done by the Tennessee Consortium on Research, Evaluation and Development.
According to the survey, 39 percent of the 27,000 Tennessee teachers who responded to the survey believe that teaching to the standards will improve student learning, compared with 60 percent who said the same in a similar survey last year.
It also found 56 percent of respondents want to abandon the standards, while 13 percent would prefer to delay their implementation. Only 31 percent want to proceed. The 2013 survey did not ask questions in that area.
Supporters of the standards say they’re needed to help high school students be more competitive, while opponents say there are still too many questions about them.