February Thu, 2018

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

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.

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September Thu, 2017

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

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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September Tue, 2016

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 somewhat (23 percent) important for K-12 students, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Just 5 percent say the opposite.

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