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Distribution of answers submitted by California voters.
Yes, I support a national base standard but allow states and local districts to customize their implementation
Yes, national standards will help improve our national average and better prepare students for college
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No. When I look back on all the crap I learned in high school, it's a wonder I can think at all.....what you need to know / learn in school is not taught and never will be with the liberals running the country. 5 years ago from a Republican in Elk Grove, CA
I think that from Pre school till 9th grade should have a focus on core competencies (English, Math, and Science). I feel that there should be arts and health education throughout, based on age appropriate activities throughout all ages. Grades 5th... 5 years ago from a Green in San Ysidro, CA
Let the private sector educate our children. There is too much waste in state run schools. And the kids are still behind. Do not allow illegal immigrants to be admitted, they take up class room and lower educational standards. 5 years ago from a Republican in Buena Park, CA
States should meet or exceed Common Core Standards. They should be the minimum requirement, not the final requirement. 5 years ago from a Democrat in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
The government should not be involved in education. This is a matter that should be left to the states. Since the federal government has gotten in the college loan business, it has only made college more and more expensive. Universities can raise tuition,... 5 years ago from a Democrat in Mira Loma, CA
Create a vocationally and academically balanced curriculum, where it is personalized to the student, teaching only what is necessary for their future, also allowing more parent interaction in their child's education. 5 years ago from a Libertarian in Santee, CA
Common Core standards are not high enough. We need to provide complete education opportunities, from k-12 and through a 4-year college program at no cost to the student.
We need equal educational opportunities for all of our citizens, not just the top... 5 years ago from a Democrat in West Sacramento, CA
No, teach more of a liberal arts education. Do not focus on Math and Science. Include all topics for all kids. 5 years ago from a Green in Toluca Lake, CA
Yes, there needs to be a minimum, base that gives meaning to the degree or accomplishment, but it must be recognized that not all students are college material AND that there are many jobs in this country that do not NEED college, but do need the... 5 years ago from a Democrat in Pasadena, CA
The Federal Government should abolish the Federal Education Department and instead allow the states to provide the educational needs to their constituents. 5 years ago from a Republican in Alameda, CA
I do not know what the answer is but as a parent and grandparent of children who do not learn the traditional way I wish there were other options based on individual children's needs. 5 years ago from a Libertarian in Hacienda Heights, CA
I have no children so cant fairly answer this. 5 years ago from a Democrat in Tehachapi, CA
Not all students should attend college. They need to acquire enough life skills to live decently. Trade schools are a wonderful option. Kids need to be able to read and write and do basic math. Beyond that it is good to have a path that suits a decent... 5 years ago from a Republican in Sacramento, CA
I support a common core nationally but it MUST be based upon a thorough teaching of history and the classics. 5 years ago from a Republican in Laguna Niguel, CA