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Old 04-12-2010, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge
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Thanks Jayce, I also see MetroBTR has suggestions, but don't you have to live in the schools distric to go there or am I mistaken? WE aren't in those schools districts. I hate the busing thing, very unfair to some people you know what I mean?
I wouldn't say I'm suggesting those schools, necessarily. I'm more or less saying those are some of the least bad public schools. If I was faced with either sending my children to those three, or packing up and moving my life, I would send my children there. Luckily my nest is finally empty
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Old 04-12-2010, 05:02 PM
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I wouldn't say I'm suggesting those schools, necessarily. I'm more or less saying those are some of the least bad public schools. If I was faced with either sending my children to those three, or packing up and moving my life, I would send my children there. Luckily my nest is finally empty
Thanks for the advice, but I think we are going to be able to swing private school still, just no vacation for 2 years at least!
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Old 04-18-2010, 12:49 PM
 
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Like I said in my other post... my kids were at Public Schools and I didn't have a single complaint. Maybe I got lucky, but in all my time down there, i dealt with 4 schools between my two kids, and not a single problem

My son who was in KD this year was working harder and faster down there than the KD he transferred into up here in PA --people think schools are better up north, that is a joke. Down there the teachers care. Up here? forget it.
moving back to PA was a mistake and I am trying to get back to LA ASAP!
My oldest son is autistic, I will keep him in the public school. My youngest is very much into the arts, so i plan to get him into one of the performing/visual art charter schools. (which are apart of the public school system.
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Old 04-18-2010, 12:52 PM
 
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[FONT=Verdana]Let's keep God, Spaghetti Monster, Buddha, etc out of public schools and let Math, Reading, and other academic subjects back in. If you feel that your child needs to be taught religion then there are many private schools and churches that can accommodate those needs. [/FONT]
Amen
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Old 04-22-2010, 07:09 AM
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Like I said in my other post... my kids were at Public Schools and I didn't have a single complaint. Maybe I got lucky, but in all my time down there, i dealt with 4 schools between my two kids, and not a single problem

My son who was in KD this year was working harder and faster down there than the KD he transferred into up here in PA --people think schools are better up north, that is a joke. Down there the teachers care. Up here? forget it.
moving back to PA was a mistake and I am trying to get back to LA ASAP!
My oldest son is autistic, I will keep him in the public school. My youngest is very much into the arts, so i plan to get him into one of the performing/visual art charter schools. (which are apart of the public school system.
Yes, I always hear how much better the public school system is up north! That is all I hear at work from people who are from the north! I thought that was tru e as well, but I see by your post that is is not!
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Old 04-22-2010, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge
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Yes, I always hear how much better the public school system is up north! That is all I hear at work from people who are from the north! I thought that was tru e as well, but I see by your post that is is not!
Most people from up nawth (especially the ones who haven't lived in the south or the west) always think everything they have is 100X better than anything anywheres else on the panet. Better schools, better buildings, better public transportation, better slums, better pot holes, better ice storms, etc.
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Old 04-28-2010, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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I have been reading and reading ur comments on BR schools and I think I found the answer I was looking for. Im from Chicago but now reside in Albuquerque, NM. The school system here is so poor and like 10 light yrs behind the rest of America! The schools in the midwest (particularly Chicago Public Schools) are ok. Maybe not the best but I really didn't have a problem with the schools as far as academics and curriculum. But out her in ABQ is a culture, educational, and social shock for real! I have honor roll kids who are use to learning at a certain speed and on a certain level. Now my honor roll baby has not been on honor roll none this yr! The way they run the schools out here and the make up of government is just a joke! Now I heard that schools down south were pretty good. That's why Im on this site to talk to some of you to find out. I got some good info that I will look into about Central being a pretty good area for decent schools. There is no such thing as perfect schools. But I just want to find the most prominent and prestigeous schools with good faculty and curriculum. Its scary trying to find "good schools", "good neighborhoods" , in a new city; esp when u are involving kids. So can ya'll help me out? Oh, I forgot to mention that I am moving out to Baton Rouge this July. So I need to know where the decent schools are and that will determine where we live.

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Old 04-28-2010, 10:36 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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One thing I didn't notice anybody complaining about was drugs and gangs in the schools. Im from Chicago and that is a big concern and awareness for the public schools. I really don't understand the big deal about bussing. But see that's because in Chicago, you would want ur kids to be taken out of the neighborhood school and sent to schools that were more intergrated! The kids are killing each other left and right in Chicago's Public Schools as well as on the streets. But it is so prominent in the schools that it is horrific! Thank God that BR does not seem to have those problems intruding ur schools! It is so easy for people on the outside to see the "greener grass" in another place that the people that live there don't see.
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Old 04-28-2010, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge
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I have been reading and reading ur comments on BR schools and I think I found the answer I was looking for. Im from Chicago but now reside in Albuquerque, NM. The school system here is so poor and like 10 light yrs behind the rest of America! The schools in the midwest (particularly Chicago Public Schools) are ok. Maybe not the best but I really didn't have a problem with the schools as far as academics and curriculum. But out her in ABQ is a culture, educational, and social shock for real! I have honor roll kids who are use to learning at a certain speed and on a certain level. Now my honor roll baby has not been on honor roll none this yr! The way they run the schools out here and the make up of government is just a joke! Now I heard that schools down south were pretty good. That's why Im on this site to talk to some of you to find out. I got some good info that I will look into about Central being a pretty good area for decent schools. There is no such thing as perfect schools. But I just want to find the most prominent and prestigeous schools with good faculty and curriculum. Its scary trying to find "good schools", "good neighborhoods" , in a new city; esp when u are involving kids. So can ya'll help me out? Oh, I forgot to mention that I am moving out to Baton Rouge this July. So I need to know where the decent schools are and that will determine where we live.
Central, Zachary, Livingston Parish, Ascension Parish, West Feliciana Parish.
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