Perdido 03

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Luster Coming Off Charter Schools In New Poll

The Quinnipiac poll released today is almost all good news if you're a public school student, parent or teacher.

New Yorkers support teachers unions over the governor to fix schools 55%-28%.

Cuomo has a 63% disapproval rating for his handling of education.

71%-25% oppose tying teacher pay to test scores.

65%-30% oppose tying teacher tenure to test scores.

And Cuomo's approval has dropped eight percentage points to his lowest score for a Q poll - 50% approval overall.

In December he was at 58% in the Q poll.

The one response where voters support Cuomo - lifting the charter cap:

Voters support 50 - 41 percent increasing the number of charter schools in the state.

And yet, given the money charter supporters have thrown into ads and rallies attacking public schools and promoting charter schools, it's not a positive sign for them that voters support lifting the charter cap by only nine percentage points.

I would have thought given the millions they have thrown into pro-charter and anti-public school PR in the last six months (Families For Excellent Schools, a pro-charter group, set a lobbying record in Albany last quarter), they would have higher support than this for lifting the cap.

That the numbers are this close suggests there are problems for charter proponents gonig forward.

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