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Old 03-29-2011, 12:18 PM
 
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No school can control what teenagers do. Growing up in a suburb of Winston-Salem, NC going to school with kids from the "other side" of town and those in my safe neighborhood. The kids that got in trouble for bringing guns and knives to school were the ones in my own backyard.

Kids have varying reasons for what they do; protection, showing off, show and tell...

You can't rate a high achieving school in a metropolitan city based on comments such as that.
I made a similar comment in another thread, but I honestly don't understand why teenagers today would be less well behaved than they were in the past. Things like guns, knives and drugs were probably less regulated in my day than they are now and if you wanted to scare them up it would not have been a huge problem. Metal detectors were unheard of, if they even existed. However, these items were generally viewed as unacceptable at school.

Wonder what brought about the change in attitudes?

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Old 03-29-2011, 12:29 PM
 
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Wonder what brought about the change in attitudes?


Family dynamics.
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Old 03-29-2011, 01:11 PM
 
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Family dynamics.
Such a shame, considering the sacrifices made by so many to provide the opportunity for education.

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Old 03-29-2011, 01:21 PM
 
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Such a shame, considering the sacrifices made by so many to provide the opportunity for education.

Yep--

People trying to be "friends" with their kids, and not parents.
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Old 03-29-2011, 01:47 PM
 
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Made "a good case for Grady"? THAT is funny.

The grammer is terrible! The school environment decribed sounds equally bad - that is if you care about providing your child with a top class learning environment. Hey, at least it's paid for by the taxpayers right.
Interesting criticism. Do you attend Grady High also?
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Old 03-29-2011, 09:55 PM
 
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I knew a few people that went to Grady. Supposedly the school is pretty decent beside the kids from Boulevard (4th Ward) and a few other neighborhoods.

Send the kid to North Atlanta high school if you don't want any trouble at all
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Old 03-30-2011, 01:11 PM
 
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Really? No trouble at all at North Atlanta? I find that absolutely impossible to believe.
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Old 03-30-2011, 04:20 PM
 
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I know many Grady educated folks who are very nice and very successful. Don't let a few bad apples destroy the whole orchard for you (as my grandma used to say). In fact, a Grady grad graduated number one in my college class.
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