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Old 06-20-2015, 10:32 AM
 
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Where? Overall CT has a much better education system than most states.
Exactly. Connecticut is ranked 6th out the 50 states for Education.

Quality Counts 2015: State Report Cards Map - Education Week
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Old 06-20-2015, 10:35 AM
 
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I disagree.
And the infrastructure here is old and crappy. The highways have tons of potholes that take forever to get fixed, the commuter railroad and public transit is dirty and rarely on schedule...and the fares keep goin up and up...it's ridiculous out here. The infastructure, roads, homes and everything is generally much newer and nicer in states that ppl are fleeing to like NC, AZ and VA.
NC, AZ and VA are largely minus much of the infrastructure you mention, especially commuter rail/public transit and shiny new asphalt does not automatically translate into better infrastructure.
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Old 06-20-2015, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Michigan
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Exactly. Connecticut is ranked 6th out the 50 states for Education.

Quality Counts 2015: State Report Cards Map - Education Week
According to that site, CT is 13th in K-12 achievement but 4th in school finances. The grades aren't following the money which is what the other posters have been saying.
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Old 06-20-2015, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Michigan
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Where? Overall CT has a much better education system than most states. In fact the northeast. Only CT's major cities have an awful school system like Bridgeport and Hartford. There may be some small towns in Litchfield County that are low performing and many towns plan to close schools since there are less kids due to population loss. The governor of CT plans to not cut spending on education. He thinks throwing money at it will help which is not going to help. Obama did the same thing to Detroits school system and yet it fixed nothing. They actually lost some of the funds.
Wait, what are you talking about? Other than federal programs already in place for low-income students, like free-lunch and whatnot, DPS get's most of it's funding from the state of Michigan but is struggling to get money from the local area because of the population and tax revenue loss. Whatever money Obama threw in this direction was probably less than a drop in the bucket or was for a specific program.
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Old 06-20-2015, 11:31 AM
 
Location: IN
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The question is how far in the future are you talking about? 25 years? 50 years? As the towns and cities grow, there is plenty of money to build new water reservoirs and infrastructure. But are budgets getting tight? As California, New Mexico, and Arizona continue to grow at an alarming rate I wouldn't be surprised if something huge comes up to fix the water outsourcing mess. Time and cost is key.
New Mexico has little growth, I think the population there has increased 1% in the last 4-5 years.
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Old 06-20-2015, 11:41 AM
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Location: West Michigan
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West Virginia, or Appalachia in general. The number of coal jobs keeps dropping and hard drugs keep infesting the communities there. Aside from that, I agree wholey with what others have said in this thread about the west, it's only a matter of time before they literally won't have enough water.
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Old 06-20-2015, 03:49 PM
 
Location: USA
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New Mexico has little growth, I think the population there has increased 1% in the last 4-5 years.
That's it? Are you sure? CT's growth is very similar to that.
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Old 06-20-2015, 03:51 PM
 
Location: USA
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West Virginia, or Appalachia in general. The number of coal jobs keeps dropping and hard drugs keep infesting the communities there. Aside from that, I agree wholey with what others have said in this thread about the west, it's only a matter of time before they literally won't have enough water.
Same with Eastern Kentucky as well. It's one of the poorest areas in the country and the population keeps dropping and dropping every year. There are very few opportunities over there and that's why unemployment is high.
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Old 06-20-2015, 11:30 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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It cracks me up that large companies are fleeing "high tax states" where if they were in fact paying their actual fair share of taxes, the tax rate wouldn't be so high for individuals. So instead individuals are streaming into states lacking in that high quality of life to save a few bucks (relatively speaking) in exchange for less infrastructure, lower quality public schools and often less desirable surroundings. I guess that'll show them that you're not paying a higher tax rate!
I agree.
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Old 06-21-2015, 05:08 AM
 
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According to that site, CT is 13th in K-12 achievement but 4th in school finances. The grades aren't following the money which is what the other posters have been saying.
From 4th in funding to 13th in achievement isn't a huge dropoff. So on the other hand moving to a state that underfunds education and underperforms seems a better option?
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