New York: Education, resources a top concern for New York voters, poll shows

By Keshia Clukey

Funding and resources for public schools are a top concern for New Yorkers, outweighing teacher qualifications and over-testing, according to a poll released today by High Achievement New York.

The national poll included responses from more than 300 registered voters in New York, and was conducted by Achieve, a funder of High Achievement, a pro-Common Core coalition of businesses, civic and education groups.

When presented with a list of challenges that may be facing public schools, 41 percent of New York respondents said they were most concerned about lack of funding or resources. That figure compared to 45 percent nationally.

Low expectations for students were also cited as a concern by 32 percent of national and New York respondents. A quarter of New York respondents said unqualified teachers and administrators concerned them the most, while 29 percent said overcrowded classrooms. “Too much testing” fell to the bottom of the list with 22 percent of New Yorkers citing it as a concern.

This article first appeared on POLITICO Pro New York on Aug. 29, 2017.

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