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Lol..Remind me to tell you about property taxes in New England... I don't know any rich yankees!!
[QUOTE=amyleigh]Seriously, the Atlanta suburban schools are like night and day compared to the inner city schools - not to mention the majority of Georgia is still very rural which tends to lower the scores.[/QUOTE]
I'm not sure if this will work for anyone or not... I was able to access some info but later it wasn't accessible.....
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Glad to see that NY is still up there, but it is dragged down by NYC schools. Lesson is, if you move to New York, make sure it's not the City.Louisiana is ranked 45th and I have no complaints so far.
Minnesota is trying to add five weeks to the school year to bring up their ranking. They want to be first again so they think the more the kids go to school the better off they will be educational wise.
i can not beleive virginia is #7 and i am having all these problems!!
well, it goes mainly on the issues of NT education, not SE, so don't be too hard....
my 16 year old goes to college 1/2 day and 11 grade 1/2 day.... i am really pleased with the NT education....
Wow, Georgia has moved up to number 40! Woohoo!......
It must be because of all those rich yankees and Californians that are moving in!
Seriously, the Atlanta suburban schools are like night and day compared to the inner city schools - not to mention the majority of Georgia is still very rural which tends to lower the scores.
wow virginia is #7. i knew they were good but GOOD!OMG! California is 46! Maybe we should move
My fatherinlaw just told us that he recently saw an interesting article. The list showed each state as it rated on education, starting with the best to the worst. Was wondering if anyone knew where I could locate the list. I have tried looking it up on the net with no luck. I did find a couple of other intersting news articles that said Florida was one of the worst states for education. No surprise for me there. Oh and Michelle.....it said that Florida came in last just before Ohio. I'm sure you're shocked by that.
Oh never mind guys I found it. Here it is in case anyones interested:
All I can say is the Los Angeles Unified School District sucks!!! We love everyone at her school but the people on staff at LAUSD are the worst!!! We hired an attorney today and we plan to get what is rightfully due Gia. This grandma is going to kick some butt!!!!!
KY passed a landmark EDUCATIONAL REFORM ACT, years ago, it isranked #35, HOWEVER, where do we find stats / ranking for the evals and performance under IDEA????
Example, Our school district has summer school programs, but not ESY
our school has lots of gifted program but NO special programs for special needs.
They have special outreach programs geared for migrating horse farm workers (here that mostly means non english speaking Mexicans)When doing paperwork, I had to fill out a form that asked me if I was here as a seasonal farm worker, needed help to fill out forms for assistance programs, etc..
our district has LOTS and LOTS of support for single parnets, adult / children programs and troubled teens, a comunity outreach program for Sr Citizens, a strong SISTER city program with lots of student and teacher exchanges with Japan.
but there is not one single offer for a child with ASD, nothing, nada, zip....While I certainly agree that everyone should receive help, I think it more appropriate to say No child left behind EXCEPT the ASD child. My child cannot learn the way nonautistic children learn, the school refuses to accept that.
I think that it all depends on which school you are looking at for your child. In our immediate area, there are both affluent suburbs and inner city schools. Guess which schools consistently score better? State scores don't tell the facts that parents should look at. Look at the individual scores from your school, services offered and so on. Where we live within less than a 5 mile radius one school sends 95 percent to college with 93 percent getting degrees, and in the inner city schools, one or two schools only have students passing the state test. That's a big disparity...again it's the individual school and what it offers that's most important.