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Old 12-15-2012, 09:18 PM
 
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Maybe this thread should be moved to the U.S. Forums - Indianapolis.
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Old 12-16-2012, 05:05 PM
 
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Old 12-17-2012, 05:10 PM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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Pittsburgh is not midwestern according to most people. Its considered northeastern but it DOES infact have some midwestern culture contrary to the belief of pittsburghians.
Some, but not enough to be Midwestern. Saying that Pittsburgh is Midwestern is like saying Amarillo, TX is a humid subtropical climate because they get rain sometimes.
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:23 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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Some, but not enough to be Midwestern. Saying that Pittsburgh is Midwestern is like saying Amarillo, TX is a humid subtropical climate because they get rain sometimes.
I don't expect you to agree, but Pittsburgh arguably has more in common with the Midwest than the Northeast. The prices of real estate and cost of living, it is landlocked, it has/had a heavy manufacturing base, it has 4 distinct seasons, etc. I consider it "Eastern" but it could totally be "Midwestern" depending on the conversation.
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Old 12-18-2012, 11:02 AM
 
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I don't expect you to agree, but Pittsburgh arguably has more in common with the Midwest than the Northeast. The prices of real estate and cost of living, it is landlocked, it has/had a heavy manufacturing base, it has 4 distinct seasons, etc. I consider it "Eastern" but it could totally be "Midwestern" depending on the conversation.
I've lived here for a few years now, and I gotta tell you dude, coming from Minneapolis, this place is most definitely not Midwestern.

I don't know what it is....it's not really Eastern, either. It's pretty much Appalachian.
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Old 12-18-2012, 12:24 PM
 
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im really starting to doubt if you ever been to Indianapolis at all. Much less than live there at all.
enlighten me some then.
I have and I try to spend as little time as possible there.
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Old 12-18-2012, 12:26 PM
 
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This is all so laughable. Indianapolis has the WORST dropout rate of any city in the United States, with 70% of all high school freshmen dropping out before they get their HS diploma

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/22/ed...pout.html?_r=0

"The study found that the Indianapolis public schools had the lowest graduation rate of any large American city in 2005, with only 30 percent of freshmen graduating on time."

With all your rah-rah boosterism for Indianapolis, the city really sucks big time in a lot of really important categories, and hosting the Stupid-Bowl football game did nothing to change that.
Wow, that is truly an awful statistic. Not very surprising though.
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Old 12-18-2012, 01:31 PM
 
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Wow, that is truly an awful statistic. Not very surprising though.
Person only mentioned IPS which is bad but there are 8 public school districts in Indianapolis, kind of left out 7
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Old 12-19-2012, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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Wow, that is truly an awful statistic. Not very surprising though.
It is important to note, that the stat is a little bit of a misnomer, and has been explained once already:

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The study referenced Indianapolis Public Schools, which is only one of 9 school districts in Indianapolis. IPS is the victim of a few problems:

1) the proliferation of Charter Schools
2) The ease of enrolling in any of the other school districts in Indianapolis

That essentially leaves IPS with the folks who are too poor or indifferent to leave; and the folks who use the magnet programs within IPS.

Statistically, that makes IPS look a little lower than it probably should relative to other cities. However, that doesn't excuse IPS.
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Old 12-19-2012, 07:33 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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I've lived here for a few years now, and I gotta tell you dude, coming from Minneapolis, this place is most definitely not Midwestern.

I don't know what it is....it's not really Eastern, either. It's pretty much Appalachian.
Don't forget, Minneapolis is not really that Midwestern either, by Midwestern standards, and I live in Cleveland -- a stone's throw away from Pittsburgh (and CLE is "Midwest"). I think that puts it in perspective.
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