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Old 02-05-2009, 02:58 PM
 
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New Orleans public schools have had a remarkable record of failure since the 1960's.
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Old 02-05-2009, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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Also, my fiance has had his share of teaching at one of the worst schools in NYC. He spent a year in one of the top 10 most dangerous high schools. He had a few kids killed who were involved in selling drugs. Other insane things went on in there.
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Old 02-05-2009, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Cleveland
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Out of the largest cities:
Detroit, Baltimore, and Cleveland are historically among the worst of the worst. Its common to see their graduation rates under 35% most years. The graduation rate is only the start though, theres much more to factor that make those districts horrible. NYC is also surprisingly bad.

If you look at how much money a city/district has and also look at the poverty rate and the shape of the city, it will usually tell you what the school district is like. Generally, the worse the city, the worse the schools. Theres a few exceptions, but that will be true 9/10 times.
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Old 02-05-2009, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Houston Texas
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So, basically what we are saying is that just about every large city has rough/bad public inner city schools, correct?

Houston also has a number of bad public schools in the city as well

I think a better question is "what can we do to fix horrible, violent and underperforming inner city public schools"
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Old 02-05-2009, 03:47 PM
 
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The thing with NYC public schools is that you have such a broad spectrum. You have some of the worst and dangerous schools in the country at the bottom (like where I teach), but then you have Stuyvesant and Bronx Science, which are in the top schools of the country. It's extremely difficult to get into the top schools though.
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Old 02-05-2009, 03:52 PM
 
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I thought the schools here in Atlanta were bad with their graduation rate below 50% but looking at some of these posts I see that there are some much worse. Wow, Cleveland really has a graduation rate of 35%??? Thats crazy.
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Old 02-05-2009, 04:03 PM
 
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It's 52% in NYC.
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Old 02-05-2009, 04:07 PM
 
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It's 52% in NYC.

So 50% or lower must be par for the course for a major urban area? I dont know why I was under the impression that 50% or lower was not normal for any area in terms of graduation rates.
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Old 02-05-2009, 04:38 PM
 
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From statisics I`ve seen Detroit Public Schools are the worst.
I think you are right, unfortunately.
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Old 02-05-2009, 04:40 PM
 
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The thing with NYC public schools is that you have such a broad spectrum. You have some of the worst and dangerous schools in the country at the bottom (like where I teach), but then you have Stuyvesant and Bronx Science, which are in the top schools of the country. It's extremely difficult to get into the top schools though.
Exactly...People have to factor in how big of a city school district NYC is too. Performance varies among the schools there. Can't forget Brooklyn Tech too.
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