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Old 03-02-2009, 02:17 PM
 
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Uh, I'm a teacher, I teach about rural, urban, suburban. It depends on where you come from, like I've said many times. Rural to someone in Georgia may be a town with less than 5,000. Rural to someone from metro NY may be a town less than 15,000.
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Old 03-02-2009, 02:19 PM
 
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Uh, I'm a teacher, I teach about rural, urban, suburban. It depends on where you come from, like I've said many times. Rural to someone in Georgia may be a town with less than 5,000. Rural to someone from metro NY may be a town less than 15,000.
Then as a teacher, you should know that you need to be using examples based on hard, imperical data, not "impressions" made by perceptions based on where you currently reside.
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Old 03-02-2009, 02:37 PM
 
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Uh, I'm a teacher, I teach about rural, urban, suburban. It depends on where you come from, like I've said many times. Rural to someone in Georgia may be a town with less than 5,000. Rural to someone from metro NY may be a town less than 15,000.
Sorry, but there are standard definitions for rural and urban published by the U.S. Census Bureau...it does not depend on "where you come from". As a teacher you might want to remember this:

rural - large and isolated areas of a country, often with populations of less than 2,500.

urbanized area - consists of a central city and surrounding areas whose population is greater than 50,000. In addition, other towns outside of an urbanized area whose population exceeds 2,500 are included in the urban population, leaving all other areas rural.

75% of U.S. residents live in either urban or suburban areas.
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Old 03-02-2009, 02:38 PM
 
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It can also be subjective. Someone who comes from NYC is going to think a town of 15,000 is rural.
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Old 03-02-2009, 02:43 PM
 
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Atlanta suburbs extend 100 miles??? NYC's don't even go out that far. I don't consider suburbs of a city to be rural with farms. It gets rural pretty fast outside of Atlanta.
Reading Comprehension..."reads carefully for understanding the text".

Atlanta suburbs don't extend 100 miles out...I didn't say that. What I said was - "Metro Atlanta is plus-or-minus 100 miles across", and I even listed the furthest suburbs in each direction. Atlanta doesn't "get rural" until you're out of Atlanta...again, this is simply a matter of having an understanding of the terminology URBAN, SUBURBAN, RURAL.
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Old 03-02-2009, 02:44 PM
 
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Like I said, I know what urban, rural,and suburban are. I also have a Social Studies degree along with Education I'm just saying it's also subjective among people depending where they come from.
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Old 03-02-2009, 02:45 PM
 
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It can also be subjective. Someone who comes from NYC is going to think a town of 15,000 is rural.
Honey...definitions are not subjective. I'm having a very hard time believing that you're a teacher. Your statements don't seem to suggest you having a base knowledge that teachers normally have.
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Old 03-02-2009, 02:46 PM
 
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Like I said, I know what urban, rural,and suburban are. I also have a Social Studies degree along with Education I'm just saying it's also subjective among people depending where they come from.
NO...definitions are DEFINITE, which means that they are the oppposite of subjective. SEE?
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Old 03-02-2009, 02:47 PM
 
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Honey...definitions are not subjective. I'm having a very hard time believing that you're a teacher. Your statements don't seem to suggest you having a base knowledge that teachers normally have.

I know definitions aren't subjective. There are definitions and subjective opinions. It isn't that hard to understand what I mean. And yes, I really am a teacher...lol. I don't know why I would lie about that.
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Old 03-02-2009, 02:48 PM
 
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It can also be subjective. Someone who comes from NYC is going to think a town of 15,000 is rural.
Incorrect...a town of 15,000 isn't rural - it's small. Rural areas are large and isolated places that are sparsely populated. It doesn't mean whatever you want it to mean.
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