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Old 12-05-2012, 11:45 AM
 
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...might be a great character builder. Isn't that pretty much Howard Stern's story?
Howard Stern?
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Old 12-05-2012, 02:10 PM
 
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The media personality has repeatedly said growing up he lived in an area that was dominated minority presence.
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:33 PM
 
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1QTxEjVPvs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68QdrcduHrg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TR3hiQqpt0

Here's what you can find by looking up East Aurora
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Old 12-06-2012, 01:31 AM
 
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@chet: Being in an area or school dominated by a different demographic group can be a character-building experience, IF it can be done safely.

Being in an unsafe environment is not a character-building experience. Even if you get through it without any actual violence, you have to adopt personality traits and habits to survive that you don't want to adopt. These traits and habits are counterproductive in a professional or middle-class environment. Additionally, it may be necessary to keep to oneself, or at least to a small group of safe friends. This can severely impede building the social skills one needs to develop in high school. It's much better to be in a safe environment where a student can meet a variety of people and develop social skills by interacting with them. Most teenagers will make social mistakes while still developing their social skills in a K-12 environment. It's critical that these mistakes don't result in getting physically attacked or otherwise harassed.
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Old 12-06-2012, 07:51 AM
 
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Huh, I got the impression that the general consensus on the C-D Chicago threads that diversity is a wonderful thing...
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Old 12-07-2012, 02:53 PM
 
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[quote=BrendanRabbitt;27207491][quote=supportyourschools;27205985]To the OP:
For test schools that the teachers and state actually use, look at the Illinois Interactive Report Card IIRC: Home
In general, the Aurora East District 131 is dealing with a lot of kids who don't speak English as their first language, and a lot of kids who are living at or below the poverty line. The Aurora West District 129 does deal with the same issues, but on a smaller scale. In general, the West Aurora schools (district 129) score better than the East Aurora schools (district 131), with Indian Prairie schools (district 204) scoring the best of the 3 Aurora districts.
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I do use that; I meant was Test scores; how do each compare (ex; Is West a Harvard compared to East)

But on the scale of 1-10; how much of the East District is an immigrant/from immigrant parents and/or is LEP (Limited English Proficent)
If you are using the IIRC website, then you should already have the answers to your questions.
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Old 12-11-2012, 05:33 PM
 
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Test scores are rather irrelevant in the East versus West debate when the East side schools are so dangerous. The safety issue alone should keep any sane person out of that area. If you don't think so, then take a walk around the east side some evening and see what happens.
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Old 12-11-2012, 05:39 PM
 
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The Aurora police force is effective in keeping street level crime pretty well contained. The real "threats" to folks living in the East Aurora school district are long the lines of missed opportunities...
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:43 PM
 
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That's a joke, right? Do you have so many posts because you comment on things that you aren't even familiar with?

People are asking questions in this forum in order to get real world advice. It's outrageous that you'd tell someone that the east side of Aurora is a safe place to move. The crime stats look better than they really are in recent years due to the new construction on the far east side of Aurora during the early 2000s. That increase in population in areas that are actually safe makes the remaining parts of the east side have better statistics.

I've owned about a dozen properties in Aurora over the years and have been in the real estate business for 25 years. Telling an outsider that they are missing an opportunity by not moving there is really reckless and dangerous.
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:01 PM
 
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Did you read my previous comments in this thread? Get real. There are certainly problems with the portion of Aurora that is served by the East Aurora district but in main street level violence is nothing compared to places like Chicago or Gary...

Crime rates tumbling in Aurora - Joliet Herald News

City of Aurora - Aurora Major Crime Continues at Record Low

Try and find something that is eye popping -- MyLocalCrime

By the way the "missed opportunities" I was refering to are the wasted lives of kids in the miserable school.

Care to share where your "dozen properties" have been?

Got any more unfounded insults to hurl?

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