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Common Core: Blame Lies With Name?

A poll conducted by LSU finds that state residents largely oppose education standards that are called Common Core, but support the overall concept.  

Results showed that only 39 percent of respondents said they support Common Core.  

But LSU Public Policy Research Lab Director Dr. Michael Henderson says there was a significant difference when the question dropped the label. "When you ask about the same program, but take out the name, 67 percent support it," he said.

The poll also indicated the public is poorly informed on who developed the education standards.  

Henderson says the political fighting over Common Core shows that it has tainted the brand.  "There alot of agreement over the program's principles, if you don't call it Common Core," said Henderson.

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