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7 in 10 Newark Residents Support More Charter Schools, Newark Charter School Fund Survey Finds

A recently released survey from the Newark Charter School Fund (NCSF) found that a resounding 71 percent of voters in Newark, NJ support the expansion of the city’s charter school sector, according to a the poll.

The NCSF poll – conducted in April 2013 – sampled 500 Newark voters, who by and large supported charter school expansion. Furthermore, Newark residents gave a higher rating to charter schools when given more information on how public charter schools actually function.

The phenomenon of presenting people with information about charter schools and then hearing they support them is nothing new. A poll conducted in 2005 found that seven in ten New Jersey residents expressed support for charters after being given a factual description of what charter schools actually are.