The new Common Core education standards that Kansas and 44 other states are adopting received a lot of attention this past legislative session, as some lawmakers wrongly claimed that the standards were part of a federal takeover of education. But nearly two-thirds of Americans have never heard of the Common Core, according to a survey by Gallup and PDK International. And among the third who have heard of Common Core, only four in 10 said the standards will help make education in the United States more competitive globally.
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