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Old 12-11-2007, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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Apparently Talented and Gifted and Science/Engineering Magnet are the top 2 schools in the country for 2007. Great News!

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Old 12-11-2007, 11:35 AM
 
Location: DFW Texas
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I think they also held that title last year as well!!
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Old 12-11-2007, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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Too bad many of the other schools are terrible, underperforming, abysses of failure.
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Old 12-11-2007, 02:15 PM
 
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80 exemplary and recognized schools out of 210.
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Old 12-11-2007, 02:19 PM
 
Location: The Big D
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Did you see where the Standard & Poors ranking for the No 5 high school was a goof? They named Montpelier H.S. in Virginia as number 5 only to come back and tell them it was a goof and they are actually in the top 500 of the 18,000 high schools nationally. One student said they could not believe their school was up there at the top w/ the TAG schools and knew it was not THAT special. They already had the "No 5" ranking on the sign out front when the principal found out it was a goof and they had to take it down.
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Old 12-11-2007, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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80 exemplary and recognized schools out of 210.
Most of them in white, middle-class areas of town, and most of them elementary schools with small catchment areas. I remain unimpressed.
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Old 12-11-2007, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Too bad many of the other schools are terrible, underperforming, abysses of failure.
I am glad I was able to climb out of the abyss.
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Old 12-11-2007, 03:07 PM
 
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I'll play Br'er Rabbit and ask to be thrown into it...
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Old 12-11-2007, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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I am glad I was able to climb out of the abyss.
I was fortunate enough to be born white and middle class and live in north Dallas.

I shudder to think what would have become of me if I had not been. The DISD certainly wouldn't have given a squirt of p*ss for my future.

The DISD's schools are unacceptably bad. Just because Woodrow, Hillcrest, and White still have some local support from middle class families does not mean that DISD schools are not being sucked down the toilet. Let's not be naive, please!
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Old 12-11-2007, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Garland Texas
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Most of them in white, middle-class areas of town, and most of them elementary schools with small catchment areas. I remain unimpressed.
Perhaps the problem isn't DISD curriculum or DISD staff, but the parents and students in under preforming schools?
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