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Old 08-21-2013, 06:25 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Philly is fun when you are young but when you grow older and raise a family and need a clean, safe place to raise your family with good schools it time to move it.

So if you are young, move there and have fun!
That's not true, there's plenty of neighborhoods in Philly that are clean, safe and have decent schools. You ever hear of charter schools?
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Old 08-21-2013, 06:45 AM
 
Location: Punta Gorda
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Philly is fun when you are young but when you grow older and raise a family and need a clean, safe place to raise your family with good schools it time to move it.

So if you are young, move there and have fun!

That's not true, there's plenty of neighborhoods in Philly that are clean, safe and have decent schools. You ever hear of charter schools?


Well I agree there are nicer, safer neighborhoods in the city, one must understand that is compared to other parts of the city. Generally speaking, the suburbs are cleaner, safer, and have better schools. If I had the money at the time when my kids were young, I would've moved to the burbs myself. Since they are all older now, with the youngest turning 18, I'm just waiting a few more years and then I'll make the move.
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Old 08-21-2013, 06:51 AM
 
Location: a swanky suburb in my fancy pants
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How is Philadelphia in 2013? What is the good and the bad of this city? I only been to Philly like 3 times and that was when I was very young so what anemities and cultural offerings and how vibrant is this city now?
Because you are so close why not ask one of your parents to arrange a day trip. It's fun to discover new places.
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Old 08-21-2013, 07:42 AM
 
Location: South Jersey
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That's not true, there's plenty of neighborhoods in Philly that are clean, safe and have decent schools. You ever hear of charter schools?
Charters are excellent but you have to get into a lottery to get in. If you don't 'win', you're sunk. If you had a child you would know this is a heck of a chance to take on their education..
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Old 08-21-2013, 07:44 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Charters are excellent but you have to get into a lottery to get in. If you don't 'win', you're sunk. If you had a child you would know this is a heck of a chance to take on their education..
"Sunk." LOL! So dramatic. I'd have no problem sending my kid to one of the local public schools.
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Old 08-21-2013, 07:47 AM
 
Location: South Jersey
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"Sunk." LOL! So dramatic. I'd have no problem sending my kid to one of the local public schools.

If you had a child you would not be happy about the public schools in Philly.. Not so much the lower grades, I'm talking the high schools.
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Old 08-21-2013, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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If you had a child you would not be happy about the public schools in Philly.. Not so much the lower grades, I'm talking the high schools.
It all depends on the kid.
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Old 08-21-2013, 11:05 AM
 
Location: South Jersey
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It all depends on the kid.

True but when the schools are so poor that they cannot afford books to teach the class.. OR.. its so out of control that the teacher bypasses teaching and just tries to make it home in one piece.. How much can a child learn?
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Old 08-21-2013, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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True but when the schools are so poor that they cannot afford books to teach the class.. OR.. its so out of control that the teacher bypasses teaching and just tries to make it home in one piece.. How much can a child learn?
LOL! They all have books, don't believe everyhing you read. I never heard of a kid not getting a book. How come some kids are still learning?
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Old 08-21-2013, 12:55 PM
 
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True but when the schools are so poor that they cannot afford books to teach the class.. OR.. its so out of control that the teacher bypasses teaching and just tries to make it home in one piece.. How much can a child learn?
This is such reactionary nonsense. The schools have books... The PSD's budget is ENORMOUS, so while $50mil sounds like a lot to you and me, it only ends up being about 2% of the total school budget.
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