By a 62 percent to 33 percent margin, upstate voters backed the opt outs; it was 52 percent to 40 percent in the suburbs.The split isn’t just between upstate vs. downstate and suburban v. urban voters, butalso between whites v. blacks, Latinos, and Jews:
But the sentiment was flipped in New York City: by a 57 percent to 38 percent margin, voters thought the opt outs were wrong.
"Downstate suburbanites think parents were right [to refuse tests] by a 12-point margin, while upstaters thought parents were right by a nearly two-to-one margin," Siena College poll spokesman Steven Greenberg said, "but New York City voters thought parents were wrong by a 57-38 percent margin. A majority of whites thought parents were right, while majorities of blacks, Latinos and Jews thought they were wrong."Also, “By a 59 percent to 36 percent margin, voters said they support allowing school districts to dismiss teachers that have been rated as ineffective for two years in a row.”
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