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Old 08-06-2019, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Yeah, that was noted already.
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Old 08-06-2019, 10:59 AM
 
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I think that this is a little too limited in scope, but it's also mainly about economic issues.



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Some of these metro areas have high-paying jobs in energy, health care or education. Others have managed to reshape their manufacturing legacies for a new economy. All of them are evidence that despite conventional wisdom, cities donít necessarily need population growth and more jobs to be economically healthy.



https://www.pewtrusts.org/en/researc...he-new-economy
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Old 08-06-2019, 12:14 PM
 
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it certainly helps to be able to afford to live in the best feeder zones or send your kids to private school. nobody is saying suburban schools are the best for everybody. it's not like there isn't bullying in city schools.
With the exception of the river towns that feed into the Fox Chapel, all of the "good" suburban school district are just as expensive as the top PPS feeder zone. But you're right, not every school is a good fit for every kid; that's why I have one in public school and one in private. I did not, however, feel that any of the suburban districts would be a good place for either of my children.
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Old 08-06-2019, 01:41 PM
 
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Basically? I grew up in a suburb with top-rated public schools in Connecticut and I hated it. I hated the snotty, preppy rich kids I was surrounded by who called me a nerd and a freak. I hated that my neighborhood had no sidewalks and I had to walk on side of a high-speed road for about 20 minutes to get to a single corner store (let alone the library, mall, or anything else more interesting. I hated the fact that because I didn't learn to drive until I was 19 I was basically "trapped" all through my teen years - basically at the mercy of rides from friends. And then when i actually did go out people thought it was "cool" to hang out in Dunkin Donuts or Denny's. And even though I went to a "good school district" I thought that 75% of my teachers were useless, and I learned far more reading independently about history, science, etc than was ever taught in school.

I didn't want my kids to have a childhood like I had. I wanted something better. So I chose city life for them.
this basically comes down to your own personal opinion of not preferring a "well performing" school, which is fine. all of those things aren't really unique to the city limits. somewhere like lebo would fulfill all that and more.

plus the good teachers in the area seek out the better performing cushy jobs in the good districts. dare i bring up the superintendent....
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Old 08-06-2019, 01:42 PM
 
Location: southern california
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That happens to dangerous cities
With safety comes population
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Old 08-06-2019, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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That happens to dangerous cities
With safety comes population
Then you should try Weirton. I'm hearing good things.
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Old 08-06-2019, 02:09 PM
 
Location: East End, Pittsburgh
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That happens to dangerous cities
With safety comes population
Is this a poem
Or just some sentence fragments
Left over
From a meaningful comment
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Old 08-06-2019, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Weirton, W. Va.
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Then you should try Weirton. I'm hearing good things.
Thanks for the plug 🔌. He is right about Weirton. Hancock County is the second highest rated school district in the state. It is safe and affordable here with lower taxes
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Old 08-06-2019, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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I'm sure southern California to Weirton is the next large scale migration.
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Old 08-06-2019, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Weirton, W. Va.
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I'm sure southern California to Weirton is the next large scale migration.
No. For Weirton most likely Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana. Pittsburgh gets a majority of any in migration from philly, NY and DC
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