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Old 02-04-2011, 11:09 PM
 
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FL is ok if you don't have to make a living and can sit inside for 7 months out of the year in A/C and then enjoy a pleasant winter doing outdoor activities.

And BTW FL comes in at #47 out of the 50 states for students completing high school.
I love how these myths keep on getting perpetuated. Does the NYSUT keep telling you that?

State Education Rankings: Graduation Rates for High School, College, and Grad/Professional School, Page 3 of 13 - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com

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High School Graduate or Higher: 84.9% (Ranking 33)
Florida actually does have good schools, contrary to your and other's opinions. The important thing is to send your kid to the right school, in the right district. This is no different than other states, even NY. When I was in CNY, people would send their kids to private schools if they didn't live in certain districts because of their concern for the quality of the schools.
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Old 02-05-2011, 06:50 AM
 
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I love how these myths keep on getting perpetuated. Does the NYSUT keep telling you that?

State Education Rankings: Graduation Rates for High School, College, and Grad/Professional School, Page 3 of 13 - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com

Florida actually does have good schools, contrary to your and other's opinions. The important thing is to send your kid to the right school, in the right district. This is no different than other states, even NY. When I was in CNY, people would send their kids to private schools if they didn't live in certain districts because of their concern for the quality of the schools.
What people sent their children to private schools that lived outside of the Syracuse City schools stated it was due to quality? What SD's did they live in?
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Old 02-05-2011, 06:53 AM
 
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What people sent their children to private schools that lived outside of the Syracuse City schools stated it was due to quality? What SD's did they live in?
People who live around nedrow, the valley and onondaga hill. They all said that they would have sent their kids to public school if they lived in the JD or FM school districts.
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Old 02-05-2011, 06:59 AM
 
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Also, that percentage includes GED's and the residents that live, including transplants. That's not the grad rate for the HS's there in 4 years.

Also about thw people in CNY, if they lived in the Eastern suburbs, I doubt it was due to quality. Same for most of the districts west of Syracuse too. I can see with the Northern suburbs due to district size, but even they graduate their HS's in the 80's in terms of percentage. South of Syracuse is generally good in terms of districts too.
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Old 02-05-2011, 07:09 AM
 
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QUOTE=chopchop0;17735029]People who live around nedrow, the valley and onondaga hill. They all said that they would have sent their kids to public school if they lived in the JD or FM school districts.[/quote]

Well, the Valley is in the city of Syracuse. So, like I mentipned, I can see that. Nedrow is in the Onondaga Central SD and while there are better suburban SD's generally, their grad rates are above state and national averages. Onondaga Hill, I doubt, as you can go to Westhill, West Genesee and further out Marcellus and Onondaga Central. All are good to some of the best in the state. Maybe they needed to do more research.
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Old 02-05-2011, 08:45 AM
 
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Many people who move to FL unless they're retired and can sit inside all day in A/C will tell you they made a mistake.

Especially if they have school age children. You take a 9th grader from NY/NJ and put them in a FL school and they're bored out of their minds.

The problem for many former NY/NJ residents of working age becomes an economic one. They move to FL thinking it will cost less(and to be fair it does) BUT the salaries are much lower.

The problem with FL now is the COL (groceries have always been expensive) keeps going up but the salaries remain low.

So even people who want to move back can't sometimes because they're just scraping by in FL. And home values have sunk so low and there are so many foreclosures it makes selling a house impossible.

FL is ok if you don't have to make a living and can sit inside for 7 months out of the year in A/C and then enjoy a pleasant winter doing outdoor activities.

And BTW FL comes in at #47 out of the 50 states for students completing high school.

Sorry but ChopChop just doesnt want to admit it that places are better than Florida.


P.S i hate how i can never give you rep points.


Are you secretly related to me?
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Old 02-05-2011, 09:36 AM
 
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Sorry but ChopChop just doesnt want to admit it that places are better than Florida.
where did I not admit that? That's not even the point of this thread!

The fact remains that NY and NJ have some of the highest property taxes in the country, and that's what the topic of this thread is. Stop trying to make things personal and deflect from the topic at hand.

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Old 02-06-2011, 05:30 PM
 
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Where on earth does your information come from?

State Education Rankings: Florida Graduation Rates

Less than 9th Grade: 5.7% (Ranking 20)

Failed to Graduate High School: 15.1% (Ranking 19)

High School Graduate or Higher: 84.9% (Ranking 33)

Associate's Degree or Higher: 34.1% (Ranking 27)

Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 25.7% (Ranking 27)

Graduate/Professional Degree: 9% (Ranking 26)

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State Education Rankings: Graduation Rates for High School, College, and Grad/Professional School, Page 2 of 13 - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com


The rest of your posting is totally inaccurate, untrue and simply false.




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Originally Posted by seain dublin View Post
Many people who move to FL unless they're retired and can sit inside all day in A/C will tell you they made a mistake.

Especially if they have school age children. You take a 9th grader from NY/NJ and put them in a FL school and they're bored out of their minds.

The problem for many former NY/NJ residents of working age becomes an economic one. They move to FL thinking it will cost less(and to be fair it does) BUT the salaries are much lower.

The problem with FL now is the COL (groceries have always been expensive) keeps going up but the salaries remain low.

So even people who want to move back can't sometimes because they're just scraping by in FL. And home values have sunk so low and there are so many foreclosures it makes selling a house impossible.

FL is ok if you don't have to make a living and can sit inside for 7 months out of the year in A/C and then enjoy a pleasant winter doing outdoor activities.

And BTW FL comes in at #47 out of the 50 states for students completing high school.
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Old 02-06-2011, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Spring Hill Florida
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The problem with NY State is the state wide poverty, unemployment and teen pregnancy problems.

The taxes are the highest in the U.S.

See what your own governor says.
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Old 02-06-2011, 09:57 PM
 
Location: Hamburg, NY
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The problem with NY State is the state wide poverty, unemployment and teen pregnancy problems.

As far as teen pregnancy is concerned Florida is consistently right around #5 ........ last I saw NY was like 17

As of Dec 2010 NY's unemployment rate was 8.2% ........... Florida's was 12%


NY's poverty rate is 14.2% ......... Florida's is 15%

http://www.census.gov/cgi-bin/saipe/saipe.cgi (broken link)
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