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Old 02-10-2010, 07:52 PM
 
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Uh oh we found another Parkland hater. You are generalizing too when you rip on Parkland. Not every Parkland kid is well off. My post didn't say all the downtown kids are bad or all the forks kids are great, or anything like that. You just interpreted it that way.

Have you ever driven through Wilson? It is an urban school, at least in my definition. It's not Easton, but it is still urban. Heck, it's only a couple blocks from Easton which we all agree is urban. And absolutely Forks township and parts of Palmer have some high end kids, I know, I work with them and their parents. I stand by my post 100%. I'm a strong believer that a bad clientele tanks a school and I'm not alone. Ask any teacher, throw a couple really needy kids in a classroom and it changes the experience entirely.
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Old 02-10-2010, 07:56 PM
 
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Uh oh we found another Parkland hater. You are generalizing too when you rip on Parkland. Not every Parkland kid is well off. My post didn't say all the downtown kids are bad or all the forks kids are great, or anything like that. You just interpreted it that way.

Have you ever driven through Wilson? It is an urban school, at least in my definition. It's not Easton, but it is still urban. Heck, it's only a couple blocks from Easton which we all agree is urban. And absolutely Forks township and parts of Palmer have some high end kids, I know, I work with them and their parents. I stand by my post 100%. I'm a strong believer that a bad clientele tanks a school and I'm not alone. Ask any teacher, throw a couple really needy kids in a classroom and it changes the experience entirely.
Well, Matt, I grew up in Wilson so, um, yeah, I have "driven through it." I could absolutely not care less about Parkland and am not a hater, just have had experience with many of them as elitists. The funny part about your post is that you are insinuating that if a child is from an "urban" environment, they may be needy. Does that mean that children from well-to-do families and schools are not? If that's what you believe, you need to go back and revisit that. Why do you think so many well-to-do kids get addicted to drugs? Because their parents are more concerned with making money or themselves to pay attention to their kids and just hand them money to pacify them. As far as your post, unless you have walked the walk, please don't offer opinions on areas you are not familiar with other than a "drive through."
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