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PDK/Gallup Poll News Coverage

2013 News Coverage

The Washington Post: Poll: Most Americans unfamiliar with new Common Core teaching standards

Los Angeles Times: Public opposes use of test scores in teacher reviews, poll shows

The Huffington Post: The School Bell Is About to Ring for Education Advocates

Education Week: Most Americans Unaware of Common Core, PDK/Gallup Poll Finds

The New York Times: The Common Core and the Common Good

Politico: Polls show mixed report card for education reforms

The Christian Science Monitor: Americans’ confidence rising in public school teachers, poll finds

U.S. News & World Report: Budget Cuts, Not Standards, Are Top Concern for Parents

The Baltimore Sun: Poll: Americans disapprove, don’t know about upcoming education reforms

Gallup.com: Americans Say U.S. Schools Should Teach “Soft” Skills

Los Angeles Daily Times: Education poll: Most Americans oppose free education for children of illegal immigrants

Yahoo!: National PTA Reacts to PDK/Gallup Opinion Poll on Public Education

The Herald Times (Bloomington, IN): Survey: Americans don’t understand Common Core educational standards

Salon.com: Poll: Rising confidence in U.S. public school teachers

The Washington Post (Answer Sheet): Poll: Most Americans sick of high-stakes standardized tests

The Educated Reporter: Gallup Poll Finds More Confusion Over Common Core

Education Week (Charters & Choice): Americans Support Charters, Oppose Vouchers, Poll Finds

The Dallas Morning News: National poll shows Texas reversal on high-stakes testing is part of a broad trend

The Daily Record (Batlimore): Core standards aren’t ‘Common’ knowledge

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU): School vouchers aren’t just bad policy—they’re unpopular, too

Orlando Sentinel (FL): Americans don’t know about Common Core, doubt testing has helped schools improve, poll shows

The Baltimore Sun: Poll: Americans disapprove, don’t know about upcoming education reforms

Indiana Public Media: Do You Know What The Common Core Is? Many Don’t

HechingerEd: Survey: As Common Core enters schools this fall, it’s still a mystery to most Americans 

WLRN (Miami): This Week In Education Polling

Hattiesburg American (Hattiesburg, MS): Do you know what Common Core is?

NPR: In Push For ‘Common’ Standards, Many Parents Left Uneducated

Media Contact

Ashley Kincaid akincaid@pdkintl.org


In June, the teacher professional association Phi Delta Kappa and Gallup surveyed 1,000 adults on their perceptions of schools and education. Published in the September issue of Kappan magazine, the results are remarkable.