November 12, 2015 | Number of The Day
NJ’s black voters who say assessment testing is important to hold schools accountable

A recent survey of 600 New Jersey African-American voters by the Black Alliance for Educational Options indicates that black voters support school vouchers (65 percent), options for charter schools (65 percent), assessment testing (65 percent), and more educational choices in local school districts (75 percent).

According to a statement by the organization, the survey demonstrated clear support for greater freedom in the K-12 educational system, as well as widespread recognition for the need for better-quality schools. Indeed, 94 percent of respondents said they look at a candidate’s views on education before they vote.