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Poll: New York voters say de Blasio shouldn’t control NYC schools

September 21, 2015 Associated Press
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio reads a book to pre-K students on their first day of school at P.S. 59 in Staten Island. A new poll shows New York state voters do not want Mayor Bill de Blasio to keep control of New York City public schools. Barry Williams/New York Daily News via AP, Pool
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A new poll shows New York state voters do not want Mayor Bill de Blasio to keep control of New York City public schools.

The mayor’s control of city schools expires this year unless state lawmakers renew it.

The Quinnipaic University poll Monday also found New Yorkers trust teachers’ unions more than Gov. Andrew Cuomo to improve education.

Fifty-two percent of state voters said de Blasio should not have control of the city’s schools, compared to 36 percent who said he should.

Statewide, the poll found voters support teachers’ unions over Cuomo to improve education 54 percent to 31 percent.

The poll of 1,366 voters was conducted on Sept. 10-15. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.7 percentage points.


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