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Old 12-19-2009, 08:33 PM
 
Location: Pinellas Park, FL
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What state values education the most? ex.. the top 5 or 10?

We live in Florida and are really starting to think about moving due to the lack of value in the adolescents of the state.

We are also looking for a forward thinking state - one that is looking at what is going to happen tomorrow rather than being stuck in what is going on today.
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Old 12-19-2009, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Fort Smith, Arkansas
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You might want to look at the educational requirements in each state. It seems that I have heard that some New England states require a masters degree to teach. In Arkansas, and many other states around here, you only need a bachelors degree and many of the teachers could be replaced by the folks working at the DMV and the students wouldn't even notice. I am amazed by the lack of professionalism in the public schools today.

All of that to say, "Move to a New England state."
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Old 12-19-2009, 09:34 PM
 
Location: Miami, Florida
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I am a teacher in Florida and we are sorely needing good teachers. That being said, I myself only have a bachelors degree. I know of other teachers that have masters degrees that are very poor teachers. The measure should be observations of the outcome of the person not the paperwork behind the person; which is what a degree is. Basic tests can show how much a person knows, but, that doesn't show how well a person can transfer that to those they are attempting to teach.
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Old 12-19-2009, 09:42 PM
 
Location: Fort Smith, Arkansas
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I am a teacher in Florida and we are sorely needing good teachers. That being said, I myself only have a bachelors degree. I know of other teachers that have masters degrees that are very poor teachers. The measure should be observations of the outcome of the person not the paperwork behind the person; which is what a degree is. Basic tests can show how much a person knows, but, that doesn't show how well a person can transfer that to those they are attempting to teach.
I wasn't judging anyone for their degree. I, too, taught with only a BS. I apologize if I offended you.
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Old 12-20-2009, 02:23 AM
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Look at regions where parents themselves are alums of top colleges and are successful in competitive careers....and invest time/money into their kids to help them enter similar colleges and competitive careers

Arguably, most of these regions have migrated away from public schools to pvt schools...for those with bucks and an education emphasis

Suspect top education-oriented regions today are PaloAlto area, Manhattan, Greenwich, Dallas (PrestonHollow area) and Houston (RiverOaks area)
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Old 12-20-2009, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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1. Connecticut
2. Northern California
3. Massachussetts
4. Pennsylvania
5. Rhode Island
6. Vermont
7. Maryland
8. Michigan
9. Washington State (Seattle area)
10. Oregon
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Old 12-20-2009, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Maryland not Murlin
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What state values education the most? ex.. the top 5 or 10?

We live in Florida and are really starting to think about moving due to the lack of value in the adolescents of the state.

We are also looking for a forward thinking state - one that is looking at what is going to happen tomorrow rather than being stuck in what is going on today.
Minnesota or Massachusetts.
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Old 12-20-2009, 06:34 PM
 
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Ah, I did not realize that Connecticut was number one for good schools. How do they rank them? Based on standardized testing scores, or some other criteria? Or was that just the poster's personal opinion?
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Old 12-20-2009, 07:34 PM
 
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1. Connecticut
2. Northern California
3. Massachussetts
4. Pennsylvania
5. Rhode Island
6. Vermont
7. Maryland
8. Michigan
9. Washington State (Seattle area)
10. Oregon
How is Virginia not on this list?
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Old 12-21-2009, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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1. Connecticut
2. Northern California
3. Massachussetts
4. Pennsylvania
5. Rhode Island
6. Vermont
7. Maryland
8. Michigan
9. Washington State (Seattle area)
10. Oregon
How did you come up with this list? Just curious.
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