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Old 08-23-2010, 09:23 AM
 
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I have only been on this Charleston Forum for a couple of month, however, I have already noticed that this Geechie is some weirdo disgruntled former resident. I don't understand all the hate for the area, I really don't.
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You mistake knowledge for hate.
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Old 08-23-2010, 09:24 AM
 
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Geechie, any evidence of this or is it just more of your sour grapes and half truths?

The Tiger - Est. 1907, South Carolina's Oldest College Newspaper


"Also, judging a teacher based solely on class performance (i.e. standardized tests) encourages that teacher to teach only with a certain test in mind. Teachers focus on the standards laid out in the test because essentially they are the ones being graded, not the students. Does the Palmetto Achievement Challenge Test (PACT) ring any bells for you South Carolina natives? This method perhaps stunts progress because students and teachers both focus on learning not for the sake of knowing, but for the sake of passing. In other words, teachers teach tests, not materials."
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Old 08-23-2010, 09:27 AM
 
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We just moved into the Moss Creek Subsection of Grand Oaks. Although we've only been in the house 2 weeks, it's seems like a very peaceful, quiet neighborhood.
We are over in Hamilton Grove. I worry more about Alligators then I do about crime. That one attack on the German Sheppard a couple of weeks ago was right behind our house.

One complaint is the weather is so hot nobody really leaves their house. We usually take a walk through Grand Oaks a couple times a week and most of the time its deserted. Its hard to meet new people when nobody is around. We are hoping as the weather starts to cool off a little more people will be out.
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Old 08-23-2010, 09:27 AM
 
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I have only been on this Charleston Forum for a couple of month, however, I have already noticed that this Geechie is some weirdo disgruntled former resident.
To be honest I question if he is even a former resident. Look at the two posts he made in this thread before the last one and there are a couple of obvious holes to poke in them. A similar pattern has emerged in his other proclaimations about the state of SC from 1500 miles away. I'm just not going to spend all day going tit for tat with an instigator.

Back on topic- I live in West Ashley and really enjoy it. I think the area closest to downtown is great since you have housing/restaurants/stores in really close procimity, are a stones throw from downtown and can have an actual yard and mature trees. Further out West Ashley has also grown on me since you get a little bit of a quasi-rural vvibe and they have really built up the amenities out there. To be honest the middle area just doesn't do anything for me with the exception of the Northbridge/Wespanee/Sandhurst area that is hella convenient if you work in North chuck but want to play in Charleston.

To me the biggest benefit of this area is diversity (not just racial but economic, diferent types of mom/pop restaurants, diferent types & styles of neighborhoods.) I previously lived in Mt Pleasant and what drew me there is what also drew me away- a little to homogenous & sanitized for your protection.

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Old 08-23-2010, 09:29 AM
 
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You mistake knowledge for hate.
Whatever you want to call it. Have fun being a miserable human being, I hope its working out for you.
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Old 08-23-2010, 09:31 AM
 
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To be honest I question if he is even a former resident. Look at the two posts he made in this thread before the last one and there are a couple of obvious holes to poke in them. A similar pattern has emerged in his other proclaimations about the state of SC from 1500 miles away. I'm just not going to spend all day going tit for tat with an instigator.

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I back-up my facts with data and cites.

I do not see very many doing that here.

And I am a former resident, a Charlestonian by the traditional def of that word:

Meaning that I have grandparents on both sides feeding the biota in local cemetaries.

Kindly cite the errors (in your mind) that I've made, as to facts.
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Old 08-23-2010, 09:34 AM
 
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Whatever you want to call it. Have fun being a miserable human being, I hope its working out for you.
My intent here is to educate.

And your statement proves the inherent problem with trying to project intentions regarding someone of which you have zero 1st-hand experience.
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Old 08-23-2010, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Summerville
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The Tiger - Est. 1907, South Carolina's Oldest College Newspaper


"Also, judging a teacher based solely on class performance (i.e. standardized tests) encourages that teacher to teach only with a certain test in mind. Teachers focus on the standards laid out in the test because essentially they are the ones being graded, not the students. Does the Palmetto Achievement Challenge Test (PACT) ring any bells for you South Carolina natives? This method perhaps stunts progress because students and teachers both focus on learning not for the sake of knowing, but for the sake of passing. In other words, teachers teach tests, not materials."
I see nothing in that excerpt or in the article that you posted from an opinon piece in a COLLEGE news paper not a main stream news paper, that says that teachers gave students the answers to the test, as you posted back on the previous page.....

I have never said that teachers do not teach to the test, that is what the state standards are based on duh....
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Old 08-23-2010, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Summerville
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My intent here is to educate.

And your statement proves the inherent problem with trying to project intentions regarding someone of which you have zero 1st-hand experience.
What part of what you do is education, posting accusation that are not true and you can not back up with FACTS.....

You make accusations and when I call you out on them you post an opinion piece out of a college news paper, that is not FACT, if it were fact it would be in a main stream news paper.....
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Old 08-23-2010, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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We are over in Hamilton Grove. I worry more about Alligators then I do about crime. That one attack on the German Sheppard a couple of weeks ago was right behind our house.

One complaint is the weather is so hot nobody really leaves their house. We usually take a walk through Grand Oaks a couple times a week and most of the time its deserted. Its hard to meet new people when nobody is around. We are hoping as the weather starts to cool off a little more people will be out.
It does seem very quiet and I think the hot weather has a lot to do with it. Our children are all grown and lots of times children are a great way to meet other people, so we are hoping also that when the weather cools off we will meet some neighbors and begin to build some friendships. We are from New England and are gradually getting acclimated to the hot summers here. It's weird... we left New England because we hated the winters, and now I'm actually looking forward to the winters here.
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