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Old 07-05-2008, 04:51 PM
 
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
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Old 07-05-2008, 06:04 PM
 
Location: So. Dak.
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Alright!!!!! Congratulations to Sioux Falls and their surrounding area!!!
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Old 07-05-2008, 09:31 PM
 
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Thanks for the link Danny! The graduation rate and test scores kinda surprised me though!
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Old 07-07-2008, 05:05 PM
 
Location: South Dakota
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I think that the city can do better. But the neighboring schools such as Brandon Valley, Lennox, Canton, West Central, and Dell Rapids often do better with education. When I was born back in the early 1980s, my parents did not want me to go to school in Sioux Falls and thought that the nearby small town schools were better, which I agree for several reasons. There is more one to one attention for the kids and a lower chance of the kids getting lost in the shuffle or slipping through the cracks. People in the schools know each other better. Another is a greater opportunity for kids to be involved in school-sanctioned athletics, arts, and activities. Even though the cirriculum is a little more limited, there is plenty of opportunities for young kids to thrive in a smaller school. If I am a parent, I would pick a nieghboring small town to raise kids in for the benefits of the smaller schools.
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