U.S. Education Ratings Show Record Political Polarization

Americans’ satisfaction with U.S. education exhibits a growing partisan divide over the past two years, a new Gallup poll shows. Satisfaction among Republicans has nosedived since 2014, a trend that may be linked to “criticism of the Common Core educational standards being implemented across the country — standards most Republicans view negatively…”

General satisfaction with U.S. education remains low.

“The 55% now dissatisfied with U.S. education is, by one percentage point, the highest Gallup has recorded since 2000.”

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  • When I look at that first chart, I see each party being much happier about the educational system when their side is doing well electorally.

  • tomwest

    Didn’t Common Core originate from the Republican-dominated National Governors’ Association?

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