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USC Survey Finds Majority Of Voters Know 'A Little' Or 'Nothing' About Common Core

LOS ANGELES ( — Four years after the implementation of the Common Core state standards, many California voters still know relatively little about the new standards, according to poll results released Tuesday.

A survey conducted by the PACE/USC Rossier School of Education in August found nearly 60 percent of voters said they knew "a little" or "nothing" about Common Core, contrasted with 41 percent of voters who said they knew "some" or "a lot" about them.

More than one in four California voters - about 26 percent - had not heard of Common Core, the poll showed.

California officially adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in 2010.

When asked whether and to what extent they approve or disapprove of CCSS, just over a quarter said they approved, while 31 percent expressed disapproval. Another 17 percent of voters said they had no opinion.

Researchers found, however, that opposition among parents was higher: 38 percent said they disapprove of Common Core, while 31 percent said they approve and 16 percent had no opinion, according to the poll.

The poll results were released just one day before Los Angeles Unified and other school districts statewide will receive test results for individual students, according to officials.

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