PARENTS OFFER RINGING ENDORSEMENT OF PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM BUT BELIEVE STANDARDIZED TESTING HAS GONE OVERBOARD

Posted at 12:01 am February 8, 2018, in Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – The vast majority of parents who currently have children in the state’s public school system are highly satisfied with the quality of education their child receives: 80 percent say their child’s school is doing an “excellent” or “good” job. Public school parents are also quite positive about the quality of teachers and administrators, safety, school facilities and equipment, and the amount of individual attention their child gets. However, by a margin of 52 percent to 6 percent, more public school parents feel there is “too much” rather than “too little” standardized testing in their child’s school. These are some of the main findings from a Rutgers-Eagleton Poll late last year, as part of the “2018 State of the Garden State” series.

 

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