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Old 07-05-2017, 07:21 PM
 
Location: VB
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Great schools give Woodbridge High a 2 or 3...a house cost 400k, easily. Wheeling Park High gets an 8, and you can buy a house for under 100k...I know where I would rather be.
GreatSchools ratings are not directly comparable across state lines.

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In states where only student achievement is used to calculate ratings, the overall GreatSchools Rating is an average of how well students at a given school do on each grade and subject test. For each test, ratings are assigned based on how well students perform relative to all other students in the state, and these ratings are averaged into an overall rating of 1 to 10. The distribution of the GreatSchools Rating in a given state looks like a bell curve, with higher numbers of schools getting ratings in the “average” category, and fewer schools getting ratings in the “above average” or “below average” categories. the same state.
Both VA and WV fall under that category.
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Old 07-09-2017, 11:09 AM
 
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Relative above average or relative below average for four times the money? Tough choice?
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Old 07-09-2017, 01:34 PM
 
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Relative above average or relative below average for four times the money? Tough choice?
You can't compare schools in NoVa that are rated a 3 or 4 with schools in WV, things such as median income, education levels within the area, localities recruiting top talent, opportunities and peer influence, available resources, upward mobility, etc all play a role in why they're not compareable.

However, I do agree that you can go to certain parts of the state and live within a superb school district while living in an area where the cost of living is reasonable - but I think you're misguided conflating schools in NoVa with schools in other parts of VA/WV different places with different dynamics.

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Old 07-10-2017, 06:03 AM
 
Location: Falls Church, Fairfax County
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I like West VA but do not see the need to have it rejoin Virginia.

I am sure it will never happen.
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Old 09-10-2018, 10:48 AM
 
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Hell no! I moved to the eastern panhandle from NOVA for a reason.
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Old 09-11-2018, 07:46 AM
 
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so you can make moonshine?
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Old 09-11-2018, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Where my bills arrive
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The paths of the two states have been very different no need to try and force one in line with the other.
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Old 09-12-2018, 10:45 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, Commonwealth of Virginia
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I live in Nova and I'd support it for the natural beauty of the state. It would be like reuniting Korea though. West Virginia is so poor, uneducated, and brainwashed, that it would take billions of Virginia taxpayer dollars to get them up to par.
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Old 09-13-2018, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Danville, VA
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West Virginia is so poor, uneducated, and brainwashed, that it would take billions of Virginia taxpayer dollars to get them up to par.
Not everybody in WV is Larry the Cable Guy.
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Old 09-13-2018, 10:32 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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What Virginians and West Virginians do not realize is that Virginia was destroyed during the Civil War. The fact that there is a place called "Virginia" today fools people into thinking that no real harm was done when, in fact, the future of both the state of West Virginia and Virginia was derailed in order to satisfy a small group of Union supporters in northern WV, and it was so unnecessary. Joseph Segar, a Unionist congressman from Virginia, said "there is no evidence that the majority of people within the counties which were to compose the new state had ever given its assent to its formation." He went on to state that it was a punitive measure against Virginia, and he was correct. One of the men most responsible, Francis Pierpont, stated to Lincoln that "the Union men of West Va were not originally for the Union because of the new state." Even many Unionists opposed statehood and it actually hurt the Union cause instead of aiding it. None of the bloviating promises of the future that came from Wheeling ever came true. It was war profiteering on a grand scale, and the future of both sections together would have been far different.
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