Half of New York voters believe parents have the right to opt their children out of state-base standardized tests, a Siena College poll released on Monday found.
The poll found voters back allowing parents to opt their children out of state testing, 50 percent to 44 percent.
Across the political and geographic spectrum, too, found support for parents opting their children out of the tests, the poll found. The most recent round of state testing concluded last week.
The poll comes after thousands of students opting out of the math and English language arts round of state testing, which was based off the controversial Common Core education standards.
Cuomo's job approval remains underwater, 44%-55%.
More education findings:
Voters were mixed on how much student test scores should count toward a teacher’s review.
The poll found more than two-thirds of voters believe standardized tests should count for no more than a quarter of a teacher’s evaluation score.
Thirty percent of voters polled say tests shouldn’t count at all toward a teacher’s review, while 28 percent believe an exam should count for half or even more of a teacher’s evaluations.
Cuomo gets support for one part of his agenda:
Nevertheless, New York voters do support one aspect of Cuomo’s education policy definitively: 59 percent back making it easier for school districts to fire poor-performing teachers.
A mixed poll overall.