New Yorkers are no more familiar with the new learning standards in classrooms than they were three months ago -- before a flurry of public forums on the Common Core.
A Siena College Research Institute poll released Monday found about the same percentage of voters said they were "very familiar" with the Common Core learning standards than they were in November. This month, 23 percent of those polled said they were very familiar with the new standards. In November, 22 percent described themselves that way.
The 1 percent difference is within the poll's margin of error.
Since Siena first started asking voters about the Common Core standards in November, a series of public forums focused on the new standards have been held by the state Department of Education, as well as school districts across the region. Local groups concerned about the implementation of the standards and the standardized tests tied to them have also held public meetings.
The poll released Monday also found that voters continue to be divided about the learning standards, with 36 percent saying they ware too demanding and 24 percent saying they're not demanding enough.
See the full poll results on the Siena College Research Institute's website here.
-- Denise Jewell Gee