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Old 06-18-2008, 09:36 AM
 
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I also live in BA. And yes, it is growing, but not in a way that I would have BA grow. The only thing it seems like that is growing is the number of churches being built. There cannot be that many people in BA that can justify all of the churches being built.

As for living there, it is all right. Schools are great. Tulsa Public wrote my son off because he was ADHD. The teacher in the special classes had cancer and never really felt good. Since he started in BA, he went from a first grade reading level (he was in third) to a sixth grade reading level in 2 years. And instead of flunking every class, he is on the honor roll and is in the top 1% of OK.

We are having problems with the City due to flooding issues. They want to tear down EVERY tree in sight and really pull our home values WAY down. My neighbor cannot sell her home because the City never replaced the trees. She lives right off of Aspen (145th E. Ave).

We are looking to move away from BA as soon as the kids are grown. BA is just too religiously political for our taste. They are not open minded at all.
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Old 06-18-2008, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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helavagal, why would the city be responsible for replacing the trees?

Honest question, not meant to intimidate.

I'm glad that your son has done well in school, btw.
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Old 06-18-2008, 08:17 PM
 
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So Broken Arrow is the place to live for someone who is a white, born-again Republican?
To paint it with a broad brush, yes.
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Old 06-18-2008, 08:19 PM
 
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I also live in BA. And yes, it is growing, but not in a way that I would have BA grow. The only thing it seems like that is growing is the number of churches being built. There cannot be that many people in BA that can justify all of the churches being built.

As for living there, it is all right. Schools are great. Tulsa Public wrote my son off because he was ADHD. The teacher in the special classes had cancer and never really felt good. Since he started in BA, he went from a first grade reading level (he was in third) to a sixth grade reading level in 2 years. And instead of flunking every class, he is on the honor roll and is in the top 1% of OK.

We are having problems with the City due to flooding issues. They want to tear down EVERY tree in sight and really pull our home values WAY down. My neighbor cannot sell her home because the City never replaced the trees. She lives right off of Aspen (145th E. Ave).

We are looking to move away from BA as soon as the kids are grown. BA is just too religiously political for our taste. They are not open minded at all.
Well, to defend TPS not all of the schools are crap (one of which is the best (or close to) from an ivy league admission standpoint).
For the rest of your points, I agree. Tulsa has been getting better, but is still constrained.
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