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City voters disapprove of Bloomberg's handling of public schools

Mayor Bloomberg gives the thumbs up after delivering

Mayor Bloomberg gives the thumbs up after delivering his annual State of the City address. (Getty) Credit: Mayor Bloomberg gives the thumbs up after delivering his annual State of the City address. (Getty)

New York city voters aren't happy with how Mayor Bloomberg is handling public education, and they think the teacher's union does a better job at protecting public school children, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday.

Still, it wasn't all bad news for Bloomberg: Overall, voters support his plans at weeding out bad teachers and rewarding good ones.

Here are the numbers:- 26% of New York voters approve of Bloomberg’s handling of public schools:

- 26% of New York voters approve of Bloomberg’s handling of public schools
- 61% disapprove
- 24% consider his public schools takeover a success
- 57% consider it a failure
- 71% support merit pay for public school teachers
- 24% oppose it