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Old 05-04-2010, 08:53 AM
 
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We live in a nice house in the suburbs, North of Atlanta. My husband and I have three young children. We are considering a move to CA, because of the good Schools and Colleges in CA. With all the fund cuts here in GA for schools, i am beginning to worry. We cannot afford a private school. My husband may be able to find a similar tech job in CA, but without any relocation assistance. I am a stay at home mom here in GA, by choice. Any comparison between the GA schools and CA Schools will be very helpful to me. Thanks
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Old 05-04-2010, 09:43 AM
 
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You can't compare schools by state- there's too much variation between schools, even within one town. There are good schools in GA and CA, and horrible schools in GA and CA- you need to use something like greatschools.net to compare specific schools.
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Old 05-04-2010, 09:34 PM
 
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errrrr ummmm have you not heard that Ca. was broke!!!!
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Old 05-05-2010, 04:55 AM
 
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errrrr ummmm have you not heard that Ca. was broke!!!!
I could think of some cultural differences between the 2 states that might also deserve consideration when evaluating the quality of education.

The public schools in northern Atlanta compared to ???which schools in CA.
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Old 05-05-2010, 08:56 PM
 
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We're in CA (born and raised here) looking to move to Georgia for the benefit of our family. Funny how "the grass is always greener...." ha, ha! I've never heard that CA schools were so exceptional and, as one person already said, CA is broke! The climate in CA is great. Other aspects (like crazy hectic lives, extreme environmentalism, rediculous real estate/cost of living) not so great. There is a a lot to consider besides just schools/colleges. Best wishes in your decison making.
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Old 05-06-2010, 01:44 PM
 
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We're in CA (born and raised here) looking to move to Georgia for the benefit of our family. Funny how "the grass is always greener...." ha, ha! I've never heard that CA schools were so exceptional and, as one person already said, CA is broke! The climate in CA is great. Other aspects (like crazy hectic lives, extreme environmentalism, rediculous real estate/cost of living) not so great. There is a a lot to consider besides just schools/colleges. Best wishes in your decison making.
Truthfully, native Georgians know that there is considerable room for improvement in public education in the state. Nationally GA ranks around 48, sometimes 49, on standardized tests. The rural parts of the state, lacking economic wherewithal, are decades behind in some areas. The list of what 'Must Be Done' is lengthy-- thus the radical choice to allow 'The Lottery' to fund education---a progressive move but it seems to have been a good decision. I think ?? Governor Joe Frank Harris??? supported this.

In an education forum I read some eye-opening posts about schools in San Diego, CA and LA--Diversified City Schools or whatever they call them.
Having taught in the public arena --I am familiar with some of the innovative ideas that seem to originate there--some are good and some only effective in particular environments. Georgia is more mainstream or moderate. Many say--'Mediocre'.
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