MOST NEW JERSEYANS BELIEVE ARTS EDUCATION IS IMPORTANT BUT ARE MIXED ON ITS FUNDING, IMPLEMENTATION AND STUDENTS’ ACCESS TO PARTICIPATION OPPORTUNITIES

Posted at 12:01 am September 14, 2017, in Arts education, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – With school back in session, New Jersey residents are not only thinking about “reading and writing and ‘rithmetic” but also about the importance of arts education, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll in partnership with Arts Ed NJ for the Arts Ed Now campaign. Nine in 10 residents say that receiving an education in the arts – which includes lessons in dance, music, theater, visual arts, media arts, and other forms of creativity – is “very” or “somewhat” important in the classroom (90 percent), through before or after school programs (93 percent), and through cultural organizations in their community (89 percent).

 

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