Voters Give High Marks to Conn. Schools

ANGELA PASCOPELLA's picture
Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The vast majority of voters, from the cities to rural towns, give high marks to Connecticut's public schools and teachers, even though Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the General Assembly are currently considering a major overhaul of the system.

A poll released Wednesday by Quinnipiac University shows 60 percent of registered voters rate the quality of the state's public schools as fairly good, while 17 percent say they're very good. The numbers are similar when broken down by voters living in cities, the suburbs and rural areas.

Voters especially like their local schools.The telephone survey of 1,622 registered voters shows 41 percent of the participants believe the public school in their community is very good, while 44 percent said it is fairly good. When broken down by areas of Connecticut, 21 percent of urban voters said their school is very good, compared to 45 percent of suburban voters and 52 percent of rural voters.

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