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Old 04-12-2018, 07:35 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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And, it's not totally controlled by *leftists. Hopefully it stays that way.
What cities in the United States have the means of production democratically controlled?

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Old 04-12-2018, 10:15 AM
 
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Yes we already have some sprawl, strip malls, cookie cutter neighborhoods and chain stores. But this influx has also bought a broader range of people and preferences, more recreation, more diversity in food, more festivals, and higher employment. Are we the perfect place, far from it. But we are building a good base to continue to grow from and it would seem a lot of people, and entities, agree with that.
Some sprawl? That's an understatement.
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Old 04-12-2018, 07:19 PM
 
Location: The Springs
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The northern part of the city/county seems to becoming similar in attraction to California's "Inland Empire" by Denverites priced out of that market. Know several folks who have moved to the Monument area and work in the Tech Center. Not my cup of tea.
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Old 04-12-2018, 07:39 PM
 
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What cities in the United States have the means of production democratically controlled?
I was referencing majority political rule.
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Old 04-13-2018, 07:32 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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I was referencing majority political rule.
Oh I see well there are no mainstream real left wing parties in the United States so you threw me off with that one.

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Old 04-13-2018, 08:59 AM
 
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Oh I see well there are no mainstream real left wing parties in the United States so you threw me off with that one.
That is true!
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Old 04-13-2018, 09:09 AM
 
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One thing I would change about Colorado Springs, is the number of school districts.

Personally I think it would be better to at least consolidate the city so that there is one budget and uniform schedules and policies.
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Old 04-13-2018, 10:54 AM
 
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One thing I would change about Colorado Springs, is the number of school districts.

Personally I think it would be better to at least consolidate the city so that there is one budget and uniform schedules and policies.
There are about 20 school districts in El Paso County, CO. Wow. Twenty sets of overhead to pay for; board chairpersons and members, legal staffs, policy types, admin types, accountants, nutritionists, transportation managers, the list goes on. Twenty sets of overhead. I've ranted on this nonsense for a long time.

I came to EPC from Fairfax County, VA, which has over a million people, one school board and some of the best schools in the nation. People move to Fairfax County, VA (and nearby Montgomery County, MD) just for the schools. IIRC regular poster Phetaroi was a school principal back in Fairfax County and I hope he speaks up with his take on EPC.

The topic would make a decent thread all its own....
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Old 04-14-2018, 05:59 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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One thing I would change about Colorado Springs, is the number of school districts.

Personally I think it would be better to at least consolidate the city so that there is one budget and uniform schedules and policies.
Imagine if we had just one school district for the entire city and we adequately funded all schools in all areas.

I can already visualize the backlash.
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Old 04-14-2018, 07:46 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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I know it's off topic but I would not favor 1 school district for CoS. I know Mike had good exposure to it, but Albuquerque (where we moved from) has it and it's a disaster. There was no such thing as all schools adequately and equally funded, at least not at APS. It was a great way to funnel money to support higher ups paychecks. The rich school districts still got the most funds but things like special needs services were cut at all schools.
Back in topic, for those commuting from monument to Denver Tech Center, I only have one phrase: Monument hill during a storm. Yikes and no thanks.
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