In late August, the Boston Globe released the results of a poll probing voter support for charter schools across the state. The results show a significant lack of popular support for charter school expansion:
“Voter support for more charter schools in Massachusetts appears to be weak, according to a new Boston Globe poll, highlighting a politically risky situation for charter school supporters if they pursue a ballot question. The poll found that 47 percent of respondents opposed raising a state cap on the number of charter schools that can operate in Massachusetts, compared with 43 percent who favor such a change…”
Read the article, and see the full poll results (PDF). There’s a wealth of information for stat geeks in the poll including perception of our schools, our progress, adding targeted dollars for school improvement, and more. See page 73 and beyond.