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Old 06-18-2010, 04:07 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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It is and its the reason I live in Texas. I lost my job over there.

But the Texas government has its own problems. It is incredibly socially backward (look at what they are doing to the schools). Awful. I dont find Texans that way, just the government. They have the right idea economically, but there needs to be some social changes.
What exactly is the Texas government doing to the schools? At the K-12 level, Texas is clearly doing better than California.
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Old 06-18-2010, 04:46 PM
 
Location: 75025 (previously 75254, 90505, 90010, and 60614)
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What exactly is the Texas government doing to the schools? At the K-12 level, Texas is clearly doing better than California.
The board of education, which is a part of the government:

Texas Board Of Education Approves More Conservative Curriculum
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Old 06-18-2010, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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The board of education, which is a part of the government:

Texas Board Of Education Approves More Conservative Curriculum
Although that is a distasteful action - as a parent I know it won't materially change how my children learn in public schools. That's because what the board says and what the teachers do in the classroom are only loosely related. The board's actions direct some "must teach" items, but do not say "cannot teach."
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Old 06-21-2010, 06:21 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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Texas is a way better state to live in,
California is a way better place to visit.

Plain and simple.
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Old 06-22-2010, 12:53 AM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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I concur.

Though Texas does have some wonderful places to visit as well. Just watch Texas Country Reporter sometime if you ever want to get any ideas.
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Old 06-22-2010, 08:31 AM
 
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Texas is a way better state to live in,
California is a way better place to visit.

Plain and simple.
I'm just curious. Have you ever lived in California?
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Old 06-22-2010, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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I'm just curious. Have you ever lived in California?
Yes, and it is way too expensive.
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Old 06-26-2010, 10:55 PM
 
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Agreed. Homeinatx has obviously never been to Sacramento and knows little about it.
sacramento really isnt that great actually i like the weather in texas better(lived there for two years only because property prices were getting inflated and the remodling buisness was good) hows that going anyway?austin all day.......californian native
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Old 06-27-2010, 04:12 AM
 
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Yes, and it is way too expensive.
That doesn't necessarily make it a bad place to live. There are many who don't have any problem affording living there.
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Old 08-07-2010, 12:53 AM
 
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You are idealizing San Diego. Just as most people do. i used to think exactly the same way. Then i got to live there. For 5 years. House, golf course, mountains and all. San Diego has possibly got the most ideal year-round weather.

But SD is only slightly less superficial than LA. The whole So Cal area has got this Hollywood effect. Everyone wants to be a movie star. Or a surfer

It is very hard to raise kids in that environment. i don't know how people do it. Then there is traffic, taxes, COL, government breakdown. Need i go on?

For sheer natural beauty, California scores high. But then i have seen places in the North East that are ever prettier.

So we left after 5 years in San Diego. Mainly for a better QOL.

That was 6 years ago. It was one of the best decisions we ever made.
wow talk about stereotyping! Not everyone wants to be a movie star or surfer. I sure as hell don't! I could say all of Texas are just a bunch of conservative redneck hicks who all live in the backwoods. From my vacation through most of Texas, that's what it looked like to me!

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