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Old 11-16-2011, 05:59 PM
 
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Jcps is one of the best large, diverse, urban school districts in the US. It cannot be compared to districts like Oldham County, which, for its size is about an average suburban school district. So...while Jcps has several failing school...so does every other large urban district. Would you rather your child in say detroit public schools? Atlanta? Because Jcps is consolidated it must be compared to these large cities, in which case it performs fairly well, especially the top magnet high schools.
Okay STX does make a valid point that JCPS is better together than Detroit, Atlanta, DC, Baltimore among other big city school districts.

With that said, that does not make JCPS my first choice for education. I have friends who pretty much had no choice but to go through the JCPS drama and turned out decent folks who are gainfully employed. But what I think others are saying is why go through the drama of the hope-based JCPS assignment plan (hope your kid dont end up in a bad school) if you have alternatives?

I live by Waggenger HS I assure you that in the mediocre standing of that school, poverty of the surrounding area is not an excuse.
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Old 11-16-2011, 06:10 PM
 
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Alan,

With all due respect............

Waggener HS is in St. Matthews............lovely area............not poverty-ridden by any stretch of the imagination. However, it was a victim of busing, and has never been the same since.

Louisville is not Detroit, or Atlanta, or DC.......it's much smaller. It is NOT a Big City school District. It is a Too Big School District for the city.......two separate things.
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Old 11-16-2011, 06:12 PM
 
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And, btw, I too have friends who "survived" JCPS and are truly great, intelligent individuals who have succeded in life.
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