New Quinnipiac Poll Shows a Rise in Approval of Malloy’s Education Policy

The results of a new Quinnipiac University poll shows, contrary to what a certain irate blogger has been spouting, Governor Malloy’s approval rating for education is on the rise.

According to a press release sent out this morning, “voters approve 45 – 39 percent of the way he is handling education.”

As education news site reported, this is a vast improvement from the 36 percent education approval rating from 2012.

The poll shows that Democrats in particular overwhelmingly support the governor’s education policy, with 65 percent approving of the way he’s handled the issue.

Malloy’s approval in education is up despite the hysteria surrounding the implementation of the Common Core State Standards.

Perhaps, Malloy’s education policy is popular because it’s working.

This poll was released only days after it was announced that Connecticut seniors lead the nation in Reading.

According to the results of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) released earlier this week, Connecticut’s 12th graders are number one in the nation for Reading—and not too far behind in math, where they ranked in the top four among states.

The results also show significant strides in narrowing Connecticut’s staggeringly wide achievement gap.

According to the 2009 NAEP results, the average gap between black and white students was 27 points. The gap is now nine points narrower in Reading, marking the first time there has been a statistically significant narrowing of the achievement gap in Connecticut.



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