News

Upstate thinks Common Core was rushed, according to poll

Upstate thinks Common Core was rushed, according to poll

Photo: WHCU

A new poll finds a majority of upstate New Yorkers believe the state’s rollout of new Common Core education standards have been rushed, leading to widespread confusion.

The Times Union/Siena Research Institute poll released Sunday finds 82 percent of those polled agreed the implementation had been rushed, while 14 percent disagreed.

Don Levy, director of the research institute, tells the Albany Times Union the results show state officials haven’t yet sold the public on the concept or timetable of the new standards.

Overall, 46 percent of respondents rated the current quality of public education as good or excellent, with 37 percent saying it was fair or poor.

The poll was based on 874 telephone interviews from June 1-5 and has an error rate of plus or minus 3.3 percentage points.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Recent Headlines

in Health Report, Local

Ithaca police chief: Heroin is “an epidemic” in our community

From left, Ithaca Police Chief John Barber; Ithaca Public Information Officer Jamie Williamson; Deputy Chief Peter Tyler

It’s a problem for law enforcement, health officials, and maybe someone you know.

in Local

Voters to decide on extra $500k for Newfield school project

school_bus

Money will be used to add new heating, cooling systems at auditorium for high school, middle school

in Local

Police look for man involved in fatal hit-and-run in Tioga County

Crime 3

Police say couple was jogging in town of Tioga Saturday morning when they were hit by car, which fled the scene

in Local

Police: Woman stole $160K from community volunteer organization

Local_News41-620x400

A Seneca County woman is accused of stealing more than $160,000 from a community volunteer organization.

in Sports

This week’s top sports shots

bike

A look at the biggest stories and best photography in sports this week.