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Old 11-19-2013, 09:03 PM
 
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I would love to see the total numbers in these organizations compared to Mad for Plaid (the HPISD school organization). I know that when I lived in UP, numerous families, whether you had kids in the schools or not, would write checks to support the local school and to limit the impact of Robin Hood.
The amount of private fundraising to support Public schools in higher income areas is amazing. In addition to Mad For Plaid, our preschool association gave 35k each to Our elementary school last year, the school auction raised 200,000, and the Dad's club donated 80k. I don't know the numbers from the PTA but I think they also make a large donation in addition to those listed. There is absolutely a culture of giving to the public schools. Nowhere near the level of elite privates but still I am amazed at how many "opportunities" we have to make donations to our public school!
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Old 11-19-2013, 09:37 PM
 
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I am just sharing this link for info sake. Each family does what is best for them....public vs private; Top notch ISDs vs Mediocre ones.

2013 America's Best High Schools - Newsweek
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Old 11-20-2013, 03:00 AM
 
Location: Dallas TX & AL Gulf Coast
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All of DFW's ISDs high school national rankings links are included under*Education in the Dallas Relo thread posted at the top of this forum for your review..
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I am just sharing this link for info sake. Each family does what is best for them....public vs private; Top notch ISDs vs Mediocre ones.
2013 America's Best High Schools - Newsweek
As stated in my previous post above, all of the national rankings from Newsweek, U.S. News and The Washington Post for both 2012 and 2013 are included under *Education in the Dallas Relo thread stickied at the top of this forum.
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Old 11-20-2013, 06:00 AM
 
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@BstYet2Be Oh I guess I missed that....sorry for posting the link again.
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Old 11-20-2013, 06:51 AM
 
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The amount of private fundraising to support Public schools in higher income areas is amazing. In addition to Mad For Plaid, our preschool association gave 35k each to Our elementary school last year, the school auction raised 200,000, and the Dad's club donated 80k. I don't know the numbers from the PTA but I think they also make a large donation in addition to those listed. There is absolutely a culture of giving to the public schools. Nowhere near the level of elite privates but still I am amazed at how many "opportunities" we have to make donations to our public school!
Those numbers are amazing. I think, at least in the Park Cities, it just becomes a habit. Every year you make your donation, you get your sign to put in the yard, etc.
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