Results of a nationwide poll published at Politico.com shows the lack of funding or resources is the top concern among New Yorkers when it comes to the challenges that many public schools are facing.
Billy Easton, Executive Director of the Alliance for Quality Education calls the result surprising.
Forty-one percent of the more than 300 New York registered voters polled said they were most concerned about lack of funding or resources, compared to 45 percent nationally. Easton tells Finger Lakes News Radio there’s a huge inequity gap in Foundation Aid funding.
He adds Governor Cuomo has consistently refused to address the inequitable application of the court-ordered formula.
The poll was conducted by Achieve, a funder of High Achievement, which is a pro-Common Core coalition of businesses, civic and education groups.