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Most in N.J. favor more education spending

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

A new poll shows most New Jersey residents want the state to spend more money on education.

Even though Garden State residents want overall state spending to be reduced, Rutgers-Eagleton poll director David Redlawsk said 59 percent of those surveyed say not enough is being spent on schools.

“They’re not as supportive of spending more money on things like transit or public safety issues, but for some reason education is one of those places where they’re just willing to say hey we need to support it,” said Redlawsk.

Redlawsk said there are partisan differences; almost twice as many Democrats as Republicans said that state education funding is inadequate. He said the majority of residents in both parties support the idea of merit pay but oppose Governor Chris Christie’s proposal to have teachers’ salaries based on student test scores.

One Comment

  • John says:

    So far he has lost $400 million in education funds. LOST another $270 million in NJ Transit funds for the tunnel he canceled. WAY TO GO! That’s over HALF A BILLION this guy has lost right off the bat.
    He is on a mission to bust the teacher union and PRIVATIZE public education. He probably has ties to Univ of PHX and Kaplan Univ. Wake up and go to war with this guy. War has been declared on you! The worse he makes public ed out to be, the more of a case he will make to let Corp America take it over and he gets a fat pay day.
    Chris Christie does not care about education.
    Chris Christie does not care about children.
    Oh yeah and George Bush STILL does not care about black people!

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