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Group surveys support for Johnston, Denver schools

A new survey reveals interesting opinions about Denver and its schools, but the school board did not exactly get rave reviews. Denver Families Action released survey findings that show how people feel about newly seated Mayor Mike Johnston, Denver Public Schools and the Board of Education. Denver Families Action conducted the survey of 500 likely Denver voters this past July–71% of the 500 respondents have a favorable opinion of Mayor Mike Johnston, 59% have a favorable opinion of Denver Public Schools and only 30% have a favorable opinion of the DPS Board of Education. 

“Voters were looking at the incoming administration and Mayor Mike Johnston, there is a high favorability there,” Clarence Burton, Jr, the group’s CEO, said. “And then they also were asked about Denver Public Schools overall, and we saw, again, strong, favorable numbers; folks are looking at our public schools and saying, ‘We like our public schools in Denver.’” 

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