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ALMOST ALL NEW JERSEYANS BELIEVE ARTS EDUCATION IS IMPORTANT, BUT FEWER HELP TO PROMOTE IT IN SCHOOLS OR COMMUNITIES

As the school year gets underway, New Jersey residents deem more than just “reading and writing and ‘rithmetic” valuable to a child’s education. Ninety-five percent believe an education in the arts – which can include dance, media arts, music, theater, visual arts, and other forms of active creative learning – is very (72 percent) or … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am September 13, 2016, in Education, New Jersey, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEY VOTERS SUPPORT EDUCATION BOND, INCREASING COST OF BENEFITS FOR JUDGES

Large majorities of likely New Jersey voters support each of two key issues that will be on the November ballot, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. A proposed $750 million higher education bond issue garners 62 percent support, up from 56 percent a month ago. Only 27 percent of voters oppose the bond, while 11 … Read more …

Posted at 12:00 pm October 5, 2012, in Education, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

SEN. MENENDEZ, EDUCATION BOND ISSUE EARLY FAVORITES

Incumbent Sen. Robert Menendez holds a 12-point lead over NJ State Sen. Joe Kyrillos among likely voters in the race for the U.S. Senate, 47 percent to 35 percent according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Ten percent are unsure and 8 percent say they would prefer “someone else.” Kyrillos remains virtually unknown to most voters … Read more …

Posted at 12:00 pm September 7, 2012, in Education, Robert Menendez, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

MAJORITY OF NEW JERSEY VOTERS OPPOSE RUTGERS-CAMDEN MERGER WITH ROWAN

A clear majority of New Jersey’s registered voters – 57 percent – oppose the proposed merger of Rutgers-Camden with Rowan University, recently championed by Gov. Chris Christie, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Only 22 percent support the merger and 21 percent are unsure, the poll found.  

Posted at 12:00 pm February 15, 2012, in Education, Governor Chris Christie, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEYANS SPLIT ON CHARTER SCHOOLS; BLACK VOTERS STRONGER SUPPORTERS, FAVOR SCHOOL CHOICE VOUCHERS

Voters are split on the continuing growth of charter schools in New Jersey, according to a Rutgers-Eagleton Poll released today. Forty-four percent of all Garden State voters support increasing the number of charter schools in the state, while 42 percent oppose adding more charters. Fourteen percent say they don’t know if they support or oppose … Read more …

Posted at 11:00 am April 7, 2011, in Education, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEY VOTERS FAVOR CHRISTIE TEACHER TENURE REFORM PROPOSALS

New Jersey voters generally support key planks in Gov. Chris Christie’s proposals to reform teacher tenure and pay, according to a Rutgers-Eagleton Poll released today. Families with school-age children and those without support reforms that would eliminate lifetime tenure, change how teachers are evaluated and tie pay to performance. While public employee union households want no change, others strongly … Read more …

Posted at 1:00 pm March 5, 2011, in Education, Governor Chris Christie, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEYANS WARMING TO CUTS TO SERVICES, STILL MOST PROTECTIVE OF EDUCATION

Despite divided opinions on Gov. Chris Christie’s budget, New Jersey voters are warming to the idea of budget cutting, according to a Rutgers-Eagleton Poll released today. Following last week’s budget address, Garden Staters are less likely to want to protect a wide range of program areas than they were in March 2010.  

Posted at 1:01 am March 3, 2011, in Budget, Education, Governor Chris Christie, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

VOTERS SAY NEW JERSEY SHOULD SPEND MORE ON EDUCATION

Though harboring mixed feelings about key aspects of Gov. Chris Christie’s proposed education reform plan, a clear majority of New Jerseyans say the state is underfunding education, according to a Rutgers-Eagleton Poll released today. Almost six-in-10 (59 percent) registered voters say not enough is being spent on schooling; 15 percent believes too much is being spent, while 21 … Read more …

Posted at 1:25 pm November 10, 2010, in Education, Governor Chris Christie, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

EVEN IN TIMES OF BUDGET CUTS, NEW JERSEYANS WANT EDUCATION PROTECTED

Despite recognition that the state budget needs to be balanced, New Jersey residents believe cuts should be avoided in the areas of education and poverty relief, according to a Rutgers-Eagleton Poll released today. Majorities want no budget reductions at all in state aid to local schools (57 percent) and programs for the poor (51 percent), while 49 percent oppose … Read more …

Posted at 12:10 pm April 13, 2010, in Budget, Education, Governor Chris Christie, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

PUBLIC EDUCATION IN NEW JERSEY: GOOD AND GETTING BEflER

There is some positive news about the quality of public education in New Jersey: It’s pretty good, and getting better. This assessment comes from those who should be in a position to know—the parents of New Jersey’s public school children, as reported to the Star-Ledger/Eagleton Rutgers Poll.  

Posted at 12:01 am September 22, 2003, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Education, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll