As it prepares to endorse its first mayoral candidate in more than 20 years, the Boston Teachers Union will release a poll Wednesday that shows voters favoring candidates with similar beliefs in public education as the union.
That poll found that 73 percent of respondents said they favored a mayoral candidate who would work with the teachers union, rather than one who would “stand up to the teachers union because they are an obstacle to improving schools.”
Respondents also registered strong support for an extended school day and higher teacher pay, but lackluster support for charter schools, which are rarely unionized.
Just 29 percent of respondents said they favored a candidate who would push for more charter schools.
The poll was also sponsored by the teachers union’s parent, the American Federation of Teachers.
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