More than 80% of upstate New York residents feel that the implementation of the 'Common Core education standards' was rushed.
According to an Albany Times Union/Siena College poll, 82% of those who participated in the survey agree that the Common Core Education Standards has been implemented too quickly. The poll also shows 58% of residents feel there is too much testing and it should be slowed down.
More than two-thirds rate the overall quality of public school teachers as good or excellent.
Residents in the poll feel the top three problems in New York schools today are a lack of parental involvement, bullying and poor student behavior.