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Superintendents Optimistic About Benefits of Common Core

About two-thirds of district superintendents said they believe the Common Core State Standards will improve the quality of education in their communities, while 22 percent said the standards will have no effect, according to the results of a new poll.

The survey, one of several conducted by Gallup in partnership with Education Week over the last year, also found that two out of three superintendents believe the Common Core standards are “just about right” in terms of difficulty for students.

Education Week also noted that 43 percent of respondents strongly disagreed when asked whether they were receiving “adequate support” from the federal government to implement the Common Core.

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