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Old 12-15-2012, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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My favorites (only the ones I've been to)
1. Chicago
2. Madison
3. Minneapolis
4. Cleveland
5. Milwaukee
6. Kansas City
7. Detroit
8. St. Louis
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Old 12-15-2012, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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My favorites (only the ones I've been to)
1. Chicago
2. Madison
3. Minneapolis
4. Cleveland
5. Milwaukee
6. Kansas City
7. Detroit
8. St. Louis
Surprised to see a Chicagoan hasnt visited Indianapolis yet.........
Heck i saw some Chicagoans in Indy during my visit for Super Bowl 46.
Of course the giveaway was their bears uniform they were wearing
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Old 12-15-2012, 02:13 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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lol quoting the New York times and expecting it to be the most reliable source in the country=priceless.
Also im curious. did the NY times just survey IPS? cause if so i can name 4 schools off the top of my head that are worse than Indianapolis Public Schools.

#1 Chicago Public Schools.
#2 Detroit Public Schools
#3 Cleveland Public Schools.
#4 Los Angeles Public Schools.

Keep in mind Indianapolis has 9 school districts. one for each township and IPS in Center Township.
Why don't you post a better source than what New York Times referenced?
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Old 12-15-2012, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Jefferson City 4 days a week, St. Louis 3 days a week
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^Indianapolis and Columbus are both bigger than Milwaukee by 200k-300k people.
Upon looking at other sources, I've come to the conclusion that my original source was bad. That informed that Milwaukee was over 2 million. Other sources, which i've now accepted are correct, lead me to conclude I was incorrect. So congratulations, you won.
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Old 12-15-2012, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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lol quoting the New York times and expecting it to be the most reliable source in the country=priceless.
Also im curious. did the NY times just survey IPS? cause if so i can name 4 schools off the top of my head that are worse than Indianapolis Public Schools.

#1 Chicago Public Schools.
#2 Detroit Public Schools
#3 Cleveland Public Schools.
#4 Los Angeles Public Schools.

Keep in mind Indianapolis has 9 school districts. one for each township and IPS in Center Township.
Show me reliable statistics of the correct actual rates of the school districts (since the NY Times is wrong), instead of just listing four places that you think might be worse right off the top of your head.

Hard facts are hard facts, whether or not they match with what your boosterism wishes were true.

The report used in the NY Times article analyzes school district data from the U.S. Department of Education’s Common Core of Data. The country’s 50 largest cities were identified using 2006 data from the U.S. Census Bureau and economic and employment conditions were gathered from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2007 American Community Survey.

Those with the lowest graduation rates include Indianapolis (31 percent), Cleveland (34 percent), Detroit (38 percent), Milwaukee (41 percent), Baltimore (41 percent), Atlanta (44 percent), Los Angeles (44 percent), Las Vegas (45 percent), and Columbus (45 percent).

Show me actual statistical data that contradicts this.

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Old 12-15-2012, 04:13 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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The study referenced Indianapolis Public Schools, which is only one of 9 school districts in Indianapolis.

No it didn't. It cited "Indianapolis public schools" (no caps). New York Times editors know the difference. Without caps, it means all relevant school districts associated with the city of Indianapolis.

Unless you can link to the original study -- I tried to google it and can't find it.
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Old 12-15-2012, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Surprised to see a Chicagoan hasnt visited Indianapolis yet.........
Heck i saw some Chicagoans in Indy during my visit for Super Bowl 46.
Of course the giveaway was their bears uniform they were wearing
I've driven through it, but haven't given it enough of a visit to judge it properly. I figured someone would point that out.
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Old 12-15-2012, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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I've driven through it, but haven't given it enough of a visit to judge it properly. I figured someone would point that out.
ah i see.
Make sure you try to come visit Indy around May.
The Indy 500 is truely a sight to see.
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Old 12-15-2012, 08:08 PM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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No it didn't. It cited "Indianapolis public schools" (no caps). New York Times editors know the difference. Without caps, it means all relevant school districts associated with the city of Indianapolis.

Unless you can link to the original study -- I tried to google it and can't find it.
Ok, here is the original study:

http://www.edweek.org/media/cities_in_crisis_2009.pdf

Page 6 - principal school district, Indianapolis Public Schools.

Page 14 - the ranking you referenced. Please note the name of the title, PRINCIPLE SCHOOL DISTRICTS.

I am providing you with a link to Indianapolis Public Schools, the district:

Indianapolis Public Schools: Headlines

As well as links to the websites the 8 other school districts in Indianapolis if you need more help with the difference between Indianapolis Public Schools and the other districts.

Pike Township District
MSD of Wayne Township - Indianapolis, Indiana
MSD of Decatur Township
MSD of Perry Township - District News
Franklin Township Community School Corporation
Home | MSD of Warren Township
Welcome to Lawrence Township | MSD of Lawrence Township
MSD Washington Township | Indianapolis IN MSD Washington Township | Indianapolis - IN
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Old 12-15-2012, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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No it didn't. It cited "Indianapolis public schools" (no caps). New York Times editors know the difference. Without caps, it means all relevant school districts associated with the city of Indianapolis.

Unless you can link to the original study -- I tried to google it and can't find it.
im really starting to doubt if you ever been to Indianapolis at all. Much less than live there at all.
enlighten me some then.
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