New Yorkers are divided when it comes to Governor Hochul’s proposal to lift the cap on charter schools, according to the results of two recent surveys.
The surveys, both conducted within the past month, found that roughly 30 percent of respondents expressed support for charter school expansion in New York. One poll was released on Feb. 9 by two teachers’ unions that oppose lifting the cap, while the other by a group in support of raising it.
The two unions, New York State United Teachers union and the United Federation of Teachers union, have been outspoken critics of lifting the cap and have mounted a major campaign in opposition. Meanwhile, the second poll was released on Jan. 30 by the Democrats for Education Reform New York, a group that is advocating for lifting the cap.