Most Dem voters disapprove DOE cutting academic screening for middle schools

A strong plurality of Democratic voters disapproves of the Department of Education’s decision to scrap academic screening for admission to the city’s middle schools, a poll commissioned by The Post shows.

Academic screening poll graphic.
Slightly north of 39 percent of responders liked the policy change.

The controversial move, announced in December for the coming school year only, was panned by 48.9 percent of the 1,000 people surveyed by McLaughlin & Associates.

Those who favored the change totaled 39.1 percent.

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