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Old 02-19-2012, 01:56 PM
 
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Well, you said Houston area at first. Those are somewhat inner city school districts that are known for being mostly lower to lower middle income.
Yeah. That is my bad. I don't know much about the towns surrounding Houston.
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Old 02-19-2012, 06:34 PM
 
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So are you saying only upper middle class kids should be in your school district?

They are just kids and have no control over how much $$$$ their parents have................If anything they need to be there so they get a GOOD education and have the chances their parents did not!
I've got nothing against those kids and I appreciate their struggle since I WAS one of those kids. But coming from a school full of predominantly underprivileged kids I can tell you that with lots of those kids don't know how to behave in school. I was drinking and smoking weed in 7th grade. When you're from a poor neighborhood lots of the time you have parents that don't give you the discipline and structure to succeed. While I hope the best for those kids I worked hard to get away from that ****.
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Old 02-19-2012, 07:05 PM
 
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I've got nothing against those kids and I appreciate their struggle since I WAS one of those kids. But coming from a school full of predominantly underprivileged kids I can tell you that with lots of those kids don't know how to behave in school. I was drinking and smoking weed in 7th grade. When you're from a poor neighborhood lots of the time you have parents that don't give you the discipline and structure to succeed. While I hope the best for those kids I worked hard to get away from that ****.
I hear you. You want your kids to be surrounded by the best possible influences. I have the same fear for my son. And I feel lucky that I had a group of friends in school that went down the right path with me.
But being in a more affluent school doesn't guarantee any of the above. The bad kids there have more money to do bad things. Drugs are a more common problem because they can afford it.
In the end I truly believe your kid can go awry anywhere. And the biggest influence by far will be you. Make sure they hang around the right kids and hope that when they're away from home they'll take to heart all of the lessons you've taken the time out to teach them. And you are doing that, right?
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Old 02-20-2012, 08:58 AM
 
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I agree. It all depends on who your kids hang out with.
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Old 02-20-2012, 11:24 AM
 
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Dude you sound racist if there is not enough minorities in a school they just redraw the zone lines. l
I thought 'economically disadvantaged' just meant poor, whats race got to do with it?
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Old 02-20-2012, 12:26 PM
 
Location: The Magnolia City
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I thought 'economically disadvantaged' just meant poor
Except it doesn't.
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Old 02-20-2012, 12:44 PM
 
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Except it doesn't.
so your saying all poor kids are minorities, ok got it....wait, isnt that racist?
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Old 02-20-2012, 01:39 PM
 
Location: The Magnolia City
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so your saying all poor kids are minorities, ok got it....wait, isnt that racist?
No, I'm saying that economically disadvantaged doesn't always mean poor. People with an income within 185% of the poverty level are considered ED.
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Old 02-20-2012, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Cinco Dinero
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I've got nothing against those kids and I appreciate their struggle since I WAS one of those kids. But coming from a school full of predominantly underprivileged kids I can tell you that with lots of those kids don't know how to behave in school. I was drinking and smoking weed in 7th grade. When you're from a poor neighborhood lots of the time you have parents that don't give you the discipline and structure to succeed. While I hope the best for those kids I worked hard to get away from that ****.
Yeah well, my 12yr old's friend isn't allowed to walk to my house ($200-$250k section) because of all the "bad kids" in my section. This comming from her momma in the $400k section across the road. So someone's always gonna be the dog, and someone's gonna be the flea

Two, be careful and don't think you & your kids are immune because you live in an MPC. There are a lot of over-indulged, spoiled kids here. Parents working long hours and leaving them with gobs of spending money and free time. They want to grow up too fast and have the $$ to buy the pot and the time to hide it. Don't be thinking you can let your guard down just because you live among the rich kids.

Also, I was low income as a kid/teen. I did not drink or smoke pot in school. I did know how to behave in school, and despite imperfect parents, who sometimes made poor choices, I made my way to a nice fulfilling life. In part it was because of the GOOD influences in my life. The friends I had, and their parents who didn't dismiss me because my upbringing wasn't perfect. Instead of shunning me for not being good enough for their kids, they brought me into their fold.

Maybe you might worry a little less about the "bad influences" and consider a little more about how your family could be a good influence.

Just a few points to consider...
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Old 02-20-2012, 09:49 PM
 
Location: The Greater Houston Metro Area
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Yeah well, my 12yr old's friend isn't allowed to walk to my house ($200-$250k section) because of all the "bad kids" in my section. This comming from her momma in the $400k section across the road. So someone's always gonna be the dog, and someone's gonna be the flea

Two, be careful and don't think you & your kids are immune because you live in an MPC. There are a lot of over-indulged, spoiled kids here. Parents working long hours and leaving them with gobs of spending money and free time. They want to grow up too fast and have the $$ to buy the pot and the time to hide it. Don't be thinking you can let your guard down just because you live among the rich kids.

Also, I was low income as a kid/teen. I did not drink or smoke pot in school. I did know how to behave in school, and despite imperfect parents, who sometimes made poor choices, I made my way to a nice fulfilling life. In part it was because of the GOOD influences in my life. The friends I had, and their parents who didn't dismiss me because my upbringing wasn't perfect. Instead of shunning me for not being good enough for their kids, they brought me into their fold.

Maybe you might worry a little less about the "bad influences" and consider a little more about how your family could be a good influence.

Just a few points to consider...
True this.

I always laugh when I drive by the gated community WITHIN Bridgeland. What? Are they gating themselves off from the "riff-raff" of the other Bridgeland communities?
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