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Distribution of answers submitted by Virginia 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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I do not support any federal involvement in education. It is a way to indoctrinate the youth which is what has been happening. Plus common core IS NOT TEACHING THE TRUTH ABOUT OUR HISTORY and has screwed up the teaching if math so bad I wonder what the... 5 years ago from a Republican in Garrisonville, VA
No, it should be left to the states and localities for two reasons: 1) one size does not always fit all and 2) it allows a diversity of ideas to be tried and compared without the catastropic results of a bad decision at the Federal one size fits all... 5 years ago from a Republican in Norfolk, VA
The Education institution should ready and able to teach student the ability to actually solve problems and think as apposed to just memorizing answers or handing them the answers.. .Our current system develops followers not leaders. 5 years ago from a Libertarian in Virginia Beach, VA
Education needs to go back to the old way of teaching where students actually learned and retained something rather than graduating students who know nothing about reading, writing and grammar. Everyone is not going to learn the same. Some will pass and... 5 years ago from a Republican in Richmond, VA
Yes, but teaching children to LEARN, not just pass tests is the point of education. We need to rethink how this is being implemented (rushed) and study best practices of other countries to find new solutions. 5 years ago from a Green in Ivy, VA