Poll: N.J. Education Is Underfunded

boe buildingEducation in New Jersey is not funded adequately, according to a majority of respondents in a Rutgers-Eagleton Poll released today. Nearly six in 10 registered voters say they don’t believe New Jersey is spending enough on schools, according to poll results, while 15 percent believe too much is being spent and 21 percent say schools are adequately funded.

Education reform has been a key issue for the administration of Gov. Chris Christie, which has advocated changes to teacher tenure and caps for superintendent salaries.

A majority of respondents agreed with Christie that tenure creates roadblocks for removing bad teachers, but a majority also rejected the idea of tying teacher pay to test results. Of those polled, 90 percent said that teachers should be tested for proficiency in reading and math. Full story in APP.

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  1. Too many teachers, with too high salaries, doing WAY to little. Plus creme de la creme services, how can they complain? I guess every kids wants his own school issued iPad.

  2. after you take in consideration what is spent on transportation utilities and whatever else is spent besides the education of our public school children in the town of lakewood of course were behind i am a high school grad of lakewood of 1996 what is the diffrence between then and now when i was in school there was always new text books a willing to learn and when there was a student that was struggling always a commited teacher to take time and encourage but now theres no books buildings falling apart no supplies no extra curricular activities to keep our kids safe and out of the streets we can barely afford to pay our teachers there is something seriously wrong people where is the money going those grants from the state are supposed to help us but why is there never anything for our public school children???

  3. To # 2 factual and straight to the point ,
    but don’t expect to get any answers ,way to much money going to areas that have nothing to do with education , transportation is one of them,there needs to be some ouside investiagtion into the Lakewood school system to get to the bottom of this. Quote “the definition of insanity is doing things the same way and expecting differen results” well thats the lakewood school system in a nutshell

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