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Old 02-17-2012, 11:57 AM
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Originally Posted by I_Love_LI_but View Post
Thank you for your post.

What do you think of teaching at parochial school vs. public school? (The private schools that are available to the non-wealthy.)
I think they are more of a hybrid, because the Catholic church operates more like a public institution, and has access to both church properties and tithes from parishioners.

As for the bit about exposure to wealthier, better-educated classmates, I think that still applies. Even for kids in poor neighborhoods, the fact that their parents paid SOMEthing for them to go to school will still separate them from the underclass. In some neighborhoods, just selecting for working class families with stable employment is already exclusive enough to avoid the worst problems seen in public schools.

Of course, parochial schools are also selling a philosophy. Aside from the Catholic part, you have the uniforms, the sterner discipline, and so forth. This holds obvious appeal for parents who may be struggling to keep their kids out of the prevailing disrespectful, hedonistic, and violent street culture.
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Old 02-17-2012, 02:05 PM
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Originally Posted by bluedog2 View Post

They left? What do you mean "they left" ?

As far as I know NYC is still the home of more Fortune 500 companies than any other city .In fact,it is home to more than twice the number of Fortune 500 companies in Houston which is the city with the second highest number.

NYC has a less diversified economy than it did in the 1960s. Extract the financial sector and whats left, given that much of the business services and entertainment sectors are heavily dependent on it.

Many companies left and of those which remained, many have shifted their back office operations elsewhere.

Please note that NYC is way bigger than any other US city so to say there are more Fortune 500 says little.
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