As New Jersey’s new health and sexual education standards take effect, a large majority of Garden State residents are in favor of such content being taught in middle (71 percent) and high school (88 percent) but are pretty evenly divided when it comes to elementary school, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Forty-six percent favor having health and sexual education taught to elementary school students, while 51 percent oppose it. An emphasis on “age appropriateness” makes little difference; when this phrase is included in the question, similar numbers favor health and sexual education in each level of schooling as they did without the additional wording. To read the full story.