Survey suggests Californians support Common Core standards

Same survey shows just 19 percent of those questioned were familiar with federal benchmarks billed as a way to prepare high school graduates

SAN FRANCISCO - As other U.S. states move to delay or halt implementation of the shared learning framework known as the Common Core, a new survey finds that the national math and language standards still enjoy solid support in California.

The survey released Wednesday by the Public Policy Institute of California found that the public's awareness of the Common Core State Standards is still sketchy.

Just 19 percent of those questioned said they had heard a lot about the benchmarks that have been billed as a way to prepare high school graduates for college and careers.

But when respondents were read a short description of the initiative, seven in 10 said they favored it.  

The same proportion endorsed California's new school-funding system that directs more money to schools with large numbers of disadvantaged children.

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