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View Poll Results: Is Connecticut or Florida a better place to raise a family?
Connecticut 43 52.44%
Florida 30 36.59%
Both are good 9 10.98%
Voters: 82. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-04-2016, 12:42 PM
 
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Same applies for FL ..

You should be more concerned CT is broke .. schools are funded by the State(give it a few years, you'll see these ratings go down).
Well I'm not going to argue how good Florida schools are compared to Connecticut. My experience in the south suggests they are not but that is open to conjecture.
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Old 11-04-2016, 12:47 PM
 
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Nobody is denying Connecticut does a **** job fiscally and COL/taxes are way to high..but I don't get what this has to do with the school system.
Because schools don't run for free and if CT is one of the few states that has a high debt load and can't fund pension liabilities, you're either going to have unfunded schools and/or even higher taxes on top of the ridiculous property/car/income/sales/gas taxes
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Old 11-04-2016, 01:05 PM
 
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Because schools don't run for free and if CT is one of the few states that has a high debt load and can't fund pension liabilities, you're either going to have unfunded schools and/or even higher taxes on top of the ridiculous property/car/income/sales/gas taxes
Still too complicated for them to figure out..
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Old 11-04-2016, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Oxford, CT
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Because schools don't run for free and if CT is one of the few states that has a high debt load and can't fund pension liabilities, you're either going to have unfunded schools and/or even higher taxes on top of the ridiculous property/car/income/sales/gas taxes
Yet SOMEHOW we consistently rank above Florida in education
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Old 11-04-2016, 02:09 PM
 
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Yet SOMEHOW we consistently rank above Florida in education
considering how much you pay in taxes, I would hope so. FL is very middle of the road in school quality, so we get a pretty good bang for the buck considering the lower taxes.

School quality can be maintained as long as there are enough suckers, I mean taxpayers, to keep paying higher and higher taxes to keep the scheme running. Too much debt is a bad thing, just ask Detroit, Stockton, Vallejo, etc.
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Old 11-04-2016, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Oxford, CT
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considering how much you pay in taxes, I would hope so. FL is very middle of the road in school quality, so we get a pretty good bang for the buck considering the lower taxes.

School quality can be maintained as long as there are enough suckers, I mean taxpayers, to keep paying higher and higher taxes to keep the scheme running. Too much debt is a bad thing, just ask Detroit, Stockton, Vallejo, etc.
Low taxes in Alabama, Mississippi, and Oklahoma

Guess how well they are doing in education!
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Old 11-04-2016, 03:36 PM
 
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Still too complicated for them to figure out..
Yet,,,the SUBURBAN schools here are superior.. CLEARLY superior.. ITS NOT CLOSE.
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Old 11-04-2016, 03:46 PM
 
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Low taxes in Alabama, Mississippi, and Oklahoma

Guess how well they are doing in education!
Are we discussing those states?

FL has the best of both worlds
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Old 11-04-2016, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Spring Hill Florida
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Yet,,,the SUBURBAN schools here are superior.. CLEARLY superior.. ITS NOT CLOSE.
So if you dont have kids you still pay through the nose for school taxes.

These articles are a year or 2 old, but surely the situation has not improved.........

Why Half of Connecticut's Residents Want to Move to Another State | WNPR News

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Old 11-04-2016, 05:59 PM
 
Location: Oxford, CT
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Are we discussing those states?

FL has the best of both worlds
It's a direct contradiction to what you were alluding to.
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