(Oct 5) Pennsylvania Business Council Foundation: PA voters support PA Core, Keystone Exams & graduation requirements, concerned about education funding

HARRISBURG — A poll of 700 active Pennsylvania voters shows continuing support for more rigorous academic standards, and very strong support for new statewide exams and tougher graduation requirements according to the Pennsylvania Business Council (PBC) Foundation, sponsors of the research.

The PBC Foundation has been tracking Pennsylvanian’s thoughts on education topics like Common Core and the Keystone Exams since 2012.

“Education—widely defined – remains a high concern among Pennsylvanians,” reported PBC President & CEO David W. Patti, “and education funding was the second most frequent response” when respondents were asked to identify “the most important issue facing Pennsylvania today … the issue that concerns them most.”

Many Pennsylvanians answered that “jobs” and “the economy” worry them too, said Patti. “And the link between a good education and a good job is well-understood. People with a good education were far less likely to lose their jobs and income in the Great Recession.”

Full press release: PA voters support PA Core, Keystone Exams & graduation requirements, concerned about education funding, Pennsylvania Business Council Foundation, 10/05/2015

 

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