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Old 01-09-2020, 06:44 PM
 
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Hardly. Some who can afford it do. Most who can afford it do not.
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You’re in Coastal Georgia? Maybe there but in North Fulton I find the schools to be excellent and easily on par with good school districts on Long Island, which cost 3-4x per student than in GA.
North Fulton and Forsyth County are home to like the top 1% of Georgia schools.

They're the exception in terms of their excellence within the state, not the rule.
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Old 01-10-2020, 04:48 PM
 
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North Fulton and Forsyth County are home to like the top 1% of Georgia schools.

They're the exception in terms of their excellence within the state, not the rule.
I don’t dispute they are not the norm, but the blanket statement made was

“Georgia schools are very low ranking compared to the north.”

Some NE areas like Long Island might be more consistently better, but that’s no guarantee either. And the cost spent per student is 3-5x what is spent in GA even in a poor district like Hempstead where they spend $27K per student and have like a 37% high school graduation rate.
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Old 01-11-2020, 06:51 AM
 
Location: Columbus, GA
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Lists like this are inherently pointless. If you have the money and live in the right area or school district than odds are you think where you live is above average.

This list just shows that Georgia has a lot of poverty and income inequality.
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Old 01-11-2020, 03:20 PM
 
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Lists like this are inherently pointless. If you have the money and live in the right area or school district than odds are you think where you live is above average.

This list just shows that Georgia has a lot of poverty and income inequality.
This.

If you're affluent and/or wealthy, then pretty much almost every state in the union can be a good place to raise a family.

But if you're not affluent/wealthy, then pretty much almost every state in the union can be an unfavorable place to raise a family.
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Old 01-13-2020, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Ex-Bostonian in Woodstock, GA
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This.

If you're affluent and/or wealthy, then pretty much almost every state in the union can be a good place to raise a family.

But if you're not affluent/wealthy, then pretty much almost every state in the union can be an unfavorable place to raise a family.
Spot on!
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Old 01-21-2020, 01:00 AM
 
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Default schooling problems?

strange thing is that Georgia is ranked high in general and so low for rising kids. Probably because of schooling problems. I know there are some real good schools in Cobb and Gwinnett, but majority - not a place where you want to send your child.
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Old 01-24-2020, 12:25 PM
 
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I raised my children in Ohio, and now I live in Georgia. Georgia schools are very low ranking compared to the north. I never once thought my kid’s schools weren’t providing an adequate education. Here, those who can afford it, send their kids to private school.
You are looking at the ethnic divide in education. You apparently lived in rural Ohio. Metro areas of Ohio have the same divide.
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Old 01-27-2020, 04:05 PM
 
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We bought where we did because of the schools. WE were advised the schools in the neighboring county were very poor aside from a magnet school. So far we are fairly pleased with the public schools here but they are not quite to the same level where we moved from but overall pretty good. I will admit there is not a lot of things here to do for families. My kids are constantly complaining there is nothing to do. We have to drive 2 hours to Atlanta or elsewhere for the same things we were used to back home. But then this is a smaller city so that is to be expected I suppose but even a small waterpark would be nice and more bike trails.
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Old 01-30-2020, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Renton, WA
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Default If this is true, then why is population of Georgia growing at a fast rate?

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Georgia is to some degree.
Study ranks Georgia in top 10 worst states to raise a family
https://wgxa.tv/news/local/study-ran...raise-a-family
I didn't read this study, but if this study is true, then why is the population of Georgia growing at a rate considerably faster than the national average? It would appear to me that many families with children, and people desiring to start a family, are moving to Georgia because Georgia offers a superior quality of life and is a better place to raise a family.

Why do many of these articles claim that states and other places that supposedly have a lower quality of life, are often among the places that are growing at faster rates, while supposedly many places that supposedly have a higher quality of life are among the places growing more slowly? Shouldn't it be logical that people would more likely be moving out of the places with a lower quality of life to places where the quality of life is better?
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Old 01-31-2020, 11:45 AM
 
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...why is the population of Georgia growing at a rate considerably faster than the national average?...
1. Weather.

2. Business-friendly environment
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