Public Policy Polling, a left-leaning firm, released results from a poll that asked respondents to evaluate various education reforms and proposals. The bottom line is that North Carolinians like charter schools.
Overall, 54 percent of North Carolinians supported charter schools. Over 60 percent of Republicans and Independents supported charters, and a plurality of Democrats (45 percent favorable vs. 27 percent unfavorable) were on board. African-Americans were just as likely as white respondents to have a favorable view of charter schools. Urban and suburban areas (area codes 704, 910, and 919), which also have the bulk of North Carolina’s charter schools, strongly supported them.
I hope to cover the rest of the poll results in next week’s newsletter. Stay tuned.