November 1983 - Center for Public Interest Polling
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.
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 …
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 …
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.