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Social Foundations of Education: Policy, Politics, and Education

Public Opinion

iPoll
A compilation of over 500,000 questions from public opinion polls from 1935 to the present. Limited to polls of the U.S. population at the national level.
Off-Campus Link Restricted Access

Pew Research Center Survey Reports
Formerly the Times Mirror Center for People and the Press, the Pew Research Center studies attitudes toward the press, politics and public policy issues. Reports back to 1987 available.

New Jersey Polls

Eagleton Poll Archive
Survey results and questionnaires from the quarterly Rutgers Eagleton Institute's survey of New Jersey residents on questions of political and social interest from 1971 to the present.


Policy, Politics, and Education

Education Commission of the States
ECS is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization which works to improve public education by facilitating the exchange of information, ideas and experiences among state policymakers and education leaders. The ECS Education Issues section offers reports, information, and links about a wide array of current and emerging issues, trends and innovations in state education policy.
Public Agenda Issues: Education
A nonpartisan, nonprofit public opinion research and citizen education organization, Public Agenda offers background information, in-depth analyses and opinion studies on a variety of public policy issues.
CQ Researcher
Extensive collection of weekly reports from Congressional Quarterly. Each report offers data, a variety of opinion, and a bibliography on a specific 'hot' issue.
Rutgers-restricted Access.

Legislating Education

THOMAS - Legislative Information on the Internet
Browse or search legislation from the 93d (1973) Congress to the present. You can also search the full text of the Congressional Record from the 101st (1989) Congress to the present, and browse or search the full text of House and Senate committee reports from the 104th (1995) Congress to the present.
New Jersey Legislature Home Page
Includes legislative bills with histories back to 1996, including current bills being considered by the Senate and Assembly Education committees; the New Jersey State Constitution; a searchable index to New Jersey Statutes; legislative reports; and transcripts of some public hearings.