If Common Core Can’t Make It in New York, Can It Make It Anywhere?

Jul 23, 2014 by

The new Siena poll doesn’t contain many surprises—Andrew Cuomo easily leads his re-election race, challenger Zephyr Teachout has yet to register, etc. It’s really just the question, and answers, about the Common Core education curriculum that surprised me.

In a very short time, opposition to Common Core has evolved from a fringe Republican position that blue-staters laugh at to a position that clearly wins out in blue New York. When independents break against something by a 14-point margin, politicians generally look awkwardly for the escape hatches.

David Weigel is a Slate political reporter.

via Siena poll: Andrew Cuomo, Zephyr Teachout, and Common Core..

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