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Old 05-04-2015, 12:57 PM
 
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This means that this city has poor mobility. This is a travesty.


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Consider Orange County, Fla., our best guess for where you might be reading this article. (Feel free to change to another place by selecting a new county on the map or using the search boxes throughout this page.)
It’s among the worst counties in the U.S. in helping poor children up the income ladder. It ranks 77th out of 2,478 counties, better than only about 3 percent of counties.
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2...abt=0002&abg=1
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Old 05-04-2015, 01:00 PM
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This is pretty much true of anywhere, though.
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Old 05-04-2015, 01:02 PM
 
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This is pretty much true of anywhere, though.

But look at the ranking. Orlando performs worse than any other city in Central Florida. Besides, all quintiles show that a child sees a negative income once they become adults.
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Old 05-04-2015, 01:04 PM
 
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What do you think the answer is? No snark, seriously interested in realistic ways to change this.
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Old 05-04-2015, 01:25 PM
 
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What do you think the answer is? No snark, seriously interested in realistic ways to change this.
Rather than investing in more unpaid-for glitzy infrastructure to make Orlando seem bigger than it is, perhaps more investment in youth programs and social services would go a long way toward addressing that issue.
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Old 05-04-2015, 02:19 PM
 
Location: FLORIDA
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^^^ Agreed.
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Old 05-04-2015, 02:19 PM
 
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This just in.............. Short people are less likely to play professional basketball.
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Old 05-04-2015, 02:37 PM
 
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If you drop out of high school, sag your pants to your knees and refuse to speak proper English... you are also likely to be poor... there is a strong correlation between these things and poor people.
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Old 05-04-2015, 03:14 PM
 
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If you drop out of high school, sag your pants to your knees and refuse to speak proper English... you are also likely to be poor... there is a strong correlation between these things and poor people.
Which is apparently indicative of how/why Orange County ranks so poorly.
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Old 05-04-2015, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Central Florida
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If you drop out of high school, sag your pants to your knees and refuse to speak proper English... you are also likely to be poor... there is a strong correlation between these things and poor people.

What, you don't think this guys is a wealthy, working Ph.D holder or something? Prejudice much?


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