1983 - Center for Public Interest Polling

UNANIMOUS SUPPORT FOR COMPETENCY TEST REQUIRMENT FOR GRADUATION; PARENTS FEEL CHILDREN NEED TO BE COMPUTER-LITERATE

Almost all state residents believe that New Jersey students should have to pass a competency test in reading, writing and math in order to graduate from high school. New Jerseyans——both parents and non—parents alike——also support requirements for three years of coursework in math and science, and strongly feel that students acquire “computer literacy,” according to … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am December 4, 1983, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

PUBLIC REACTION TO PROPOSALS TO IMPROVE TEACHING IN NEW JERSEY SCHOOLS: STARTING SALARIES, MERIT PAY, MASTER TEACHERS, NEW CERTIFICATION PROCEDURES

Almost half of the New Jersey public believes the problem of attracting talented people into the teaching profession to be “very serious,” but there is no real consensus on how best to remedy the problem.  

Posted at 12:01 am November 27, 1983, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

PUBLIC SATISFIED WITH NEW JERSEY SCHOOLS; PARENTS SEE DRUGS AND DISCIPLINE AS BIGGEST PROBLEMS

New Jersey residents are generally satisfied with the quality of education offered by elementary and secondary schools throughout the state, and are even more pleased with the schools and teachers in their local communities. While most feel that enough money is currently spent on their local schools, a plurality told the Star—Ledger/Eagleton Poll that they … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am November 20, 1983, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

VOTERS LEAN DEMOCRATIC IN LOW INTEREST ELECTION

With no statewide office on the ballot and with no dominant issue, Tuesday’s election for New Jersey Senate and Assembly seats has aroused little interest among the New Jersey electorate. Of those planning to go to the polls, however, the Star-Ledger/Eagleton Poll has found that more voters favor Democratic than Republican candidates, While Governor Kean … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am November 6, 1983, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEYANS GIVE STRONG SUPPORT TO REAGAN’S HANDLING OF GRENADA; OVERALL JOB PERFORMANCE RATING INCREASES AS WELL

New Jerseyans have rallied to give strong support to President Reagan in the wake of U.S. military action on the Island of Grenada.  

Posted at 12:01 am November 1, 1983, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll