PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – When it comes to funding New Jersey public schools, voters seem to want to have it both ways, according to a new poll.
With the state supreme court considering whether to order the Christie administration to up the ante for troubled districts in particular the new Quinnipiac poll offers an interesting, if not unexpected, take on the issue.READ MORE: Mask Opt-Out Bill For Students Clears Pennsylvania Senate Committee
Poll director Maurice Carroll, “They say, quite heavily 60-36, that the state should spend more money on public schools, but they donât think that the state supreme court should order the state to do it.”READ MORE: Small Wins: Philadelphia Man Overcame Life Struggles To Become Face Of Clothing Brand
Nor are they willing to pay higher taxes. Although the survey supports reinstitution of the so-called millionaires tax and opposes tax cuts for corporations.
And, perhaps surprisingly, two-thirds of respondents believe that increased spending is not the best way to improve schools across the state. Governor Chris Christie is on record as saying that any order to spend more on schools will force him to make what he calls âugly choicesâ in his budget and heâs even considering defying such an order.MORE NEWS: Suspect Gilbert Newton III Testifies, Damning Texts Read During Trial In Murder Of Ex-Girlfriend Morgan McCaffrey
Reported by David Madden, KYW Newsradio 1060