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GUBERNATORIAL ISSUES: EDUCATION AND AUTO INSURANCE TOP VOTERS’ CONCERNS: McGREEVEY SUPPORTERS MORE CONCERNED ABOUT ISSUES

As the general election season in this year’s race for governor heats up, New Jersey voters have serious issue concerns, with “education” and “auto insurance rates” topping the list according to a new Star-Ledger/Eagleton-Rutgers Poll. Three-quarters of registered voters in the Garden State say that education is an “extremely important” issue to them in this … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am September 2, 2001, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Education, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

PUBLIC EDUCATION IN NEW JERSEY: PARENTS PLEASED; SPECIAL NEEDS DISTRICTS LAG IN SATISFACTION; PARENTS RESOUNDINGLY FAVOR SCHOOL UNIFORMS

How would parents react to the sight of their children going off to school in uniforms? Surprisingly, with great enthusiasm, according to a new survey conducted by the Star-Ledger/Eagleton Poll.  

Posted at 12:01 am November 1, 1999, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Education, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

PUBLIC EDUCATION IN NEW JERSEY: THE CLOSER YOU GET THE BETTER IT LOOKS; PARENTS GENERALLY SATISFIED: GIVE SCHOOLS A “B” ON MOST ATTRIBUTES

Public education in New Jersey is looking up. New Jerseyans give schools statewide and where they live more positive ratings than they did six years ago–an increase from about a C+ to a solid B. And those in a position to know best–parents of school-aged children–are the most positive in their assessments. Four-in-five report being … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am October 11, 1998, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Education, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

1997 GUBERNATORIAL RACE: ISSUES: AUTO INSURANCE, TAXES, EDUCATION, CIVILITY OF CAMPAIGN

Auto insurance, taxes, and education are three issues being discussed in the New Jersey Gubernatorial Election. By a margin of 42 to 25 percent, more voters say Democratic challenger Jim McGreevey would do a better job at handling auto insurance than incumbent Governor Christie Whitman. On the issue of taxes, Whitman (39%) has a slight … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am October 20, 1997, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Education, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Taxes

NEW JERSEYANS SUPPORT EQUAL EDUCATIONAL SPENDING FOR ALL SCHOOL DISTRICTS; ASSESSMENT OF THE STATE’S PUBIC SCHOOLS IMPROVES VOUCHERS PREFERRED OVER CHARTER SCHOOLS

Eight-in-ten New Jersey residents agree that spending for education must be equal in all of New Jersey’s school districts. However, when it comes to having adequate local ftrnding, New iersevans are divided. Forty-four percent say their school district has enough money to provide a ( quality education, and 45 percent say their district needs additional … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am March 17, 1996, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Education, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

SCHOOL FUNDING: NEW JERSEYANS SUPPORT EQUAL SPENDING FOR ALL SCHOOL DISTRICTS

As the state waits for a court ruling on the legal issues involved with the distribution of funding for public school education, 3-in-4 New Jerseyans agree that spending for education must be equal in all of New Jersey’s school districts. In addition, while 6-in-10 residents feel that the state needs to provide additional funding for … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am October 3, 1993, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Education, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW SCHOOL FUNDING PLAN GETS LOW GRADES

A majority of New Jerseyans disapprove of the new system for financing public education which will change the distribution of state aid to local school districts. Also, only one-third of New Jerseyans think their school district will continue to be eligible for state aid under the new funding formula, according to the latest Star-Ledger/Eagleton Poll. … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am August 5, 1990, in Budget, Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Education, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll