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Old 12-29-2009, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Inner Loop
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I've always thought schools in Texas would quickly improve if instead of taking money away from these districts if they didn't make standards they took away their football programs instead.
I'm sure it's not the first time someone has said that. But I think that is one of the best ideas I have ever heard.


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every Alief graduate would love to think theyre the last good product of the once great Alief ISD. Escaping to the exurbs seem to be the achievement to have here, as if it finally turns their skin white

Umm, what?
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Old 12-29-2009, 07:31 PM
 
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every Alief graduate would love to think theyre the last good product of the once great Alief ISD. Escaping to the exurbs seem to be the achievement to have here, as if it finally turns their skin white
Why? Do people in the exurbs pour honey on themselves and roll around in cocaine or something?
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Old 12-29-2009, 07:43 PM
 
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I am just beaming with pride over here, as a Texas City High School alum.

Believe it or not there are people who come out of school there who aren't failures. Not all of them are like me. Some are doctors, lawyers, engineers, snake charmers or whatever they wanted to be and went to college wherever they wanted if they were good enough.
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Old 12-29-2009, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Inner Loop
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every Alief graduate would love to think theyre the last good product of the once great Alief ISD. Escaping to the exurbs seem to be the achievement to have here, as if it finally turns their skin white
It seems those guys took whatever they learned in school, tightened their boot straps, and made something of themselves.

Now I see what determination can get a person.
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Old 12-29-2009, 08:03 PM
 
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It seems those guys took whatever they learned in school, tightened their boot straps, and made something of themselves.

Now I see what determination can get a person.
a houstonian would think so. Alief to Katy is a 10mi life journey
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Old 12-29-2009, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Inner Loop
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a houstonian would think so. Alief to Katy is a 10mi life journey
Uumm, I'm still not getting getting what you are talking about. I'm sure it's not what I think. So just say whatever it is that you are saying. Are you the Riddler or something?
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Old 12-29-2009, 09:22 PM
 
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Why? Do people in the exurbs pour honey on themselves and roll around in cocaine or something?
Well if they do....I want to hear more about it.
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Old 12-31-2009, 02:38 AM
 
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Default Kerr is a good/fair barometer...

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Ummmm, there's a High School in Alief that outranks all but Cinco in Katy... Kerr HS is in the top ten for the metro.
I know of Kerr, a friend of mine had a daughter attend/graduate from AISD. It is not a regular school, students must apply to attend, parents have to be involved, and students have to prove they are "worthy" to attend. Sans tuition, this is more like a private school, one would expect excellence from their efforts and so is not comparable to the majority of schools in Alief.

There will always be exceptions, but people usually generalize based on a majority, not a minority. The majority of schools, and even the neighborhoods in Alief are not great. Just drive down Bissonnet, Beechnut, Cook Rd, etc. What you see reflects in the schools.

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Old 12-31-2009, 09:32 AM
 
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There will always be exceptions, but people usually generalize based on a majority, not a minority. The majority of schools, and even the neighborhoods in Alief are not great. Just drive down Bissonnet, Beechnut, Cook Rd, etc. What you see reflects in the schools.
the schools zoned for those same streets you mean. Kerr and others are not anywhere near those duh
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Old 12-31-2009, 11:01 AM
 
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Alief High School attendence is by lottery. There aren't any attendence zones.
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