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Old 10-30-2006, 10:00 AM
 
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I will soon be starting a new job in Greensboro, and for the time being I will be commuting from Cary, until I'm sure that the job will be semi-permanent. I live in Cary with my girlfriend and her 2 kids, a 14 year old (freshman in HS) boy, and a 9 year old girl. We moved to Cary because of the schools, they are both in excellent schools. Can anyone tell me how the public schools in Greensboro compare to Cary? The HS he goes to is Green Hope, and the elementary school she goes to is Davis Drive. I realize that every decent sized town has it's share of pretty good schools and not so good schools. Thanks in advance for your input. I'm not sure how well the boy especially will respond to the idea of moving again (would be the 3rd time in the last 2 years), but I can't see driving almost 70 miles each way for an indefinite period of time.
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Old 10-30-2006, 11:41 AM
 
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I will soon be starting a new job in Greensboro, and for the time being I will be commuting from Cary, until I'm sure that the job will be semi-permanent. I live in Cary with my girlfriend and her 2 kids, a 14 year old (freshman in HS) boy, and a 9 year old girl. We moved to Cary because of the schools, they are both in excellent schools. Can anyone tell me how the public schools in Greensboro compare to Cary? The HS he goes to is Green Hope, and the elementary school she goes to is Davis Drive. I realize that every decent sized town has it's share of pretty good schools and not so good schools. Thanks in advance for your input. I'm not sure how well the boy especially will respond to the idea of moving again (would be the 3rd time in the last 2 years), but I can't see driving almost 70 miles each way for an indefinite period of time.
Be the adult and do the kid a favor, make the commute. You will not find schools in Greensboro as good as those in Cary. Wake county schools are simply the best. Unless this kid WANTS to move, making him move (yet again) is potentially disasterous to his social life and grades. Please don't do that to him.
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Old 10-30-2006, 11:53 AM
 
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Thanks for the blunt and honest reply, I suspected that what you are saying might be the case. I agree with you in that I wouldn't "make" him move if he didn't want to. I do remember what it was like to be that age. We rented an apartment instead of buying a house, just so we could live in Cary, which is a place that doesn't suit me personally, but we did it solely for the kids. The only way I think we'd move is if they get tired of apartment life and wanted to move to a house, which considering how nice of an apartment we're at now and how many other kids are around, I doubt that will happen. I just like to know my options. In reality, an hour commute give or take, is becoming more and more common, and a part of life. If the job turns out to be as good as I think it might, I can deal with the commute.
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