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    City Kids Admitted To Suburban Schools

    My condo board, whom I bash mercilessly, has been making a genius move so that children living in this association can attend school in the inner ring suburban city we abut.

    Their schools are 1000xs better and safer, and physically just as close. IDK what is being offered to allow this, but that suburban city has lost a huge part of its tax base, as American Greetings relocated away just a couple of years ago.

    I think this is going to send my property values soaring, and I am very excited about it.

    It's not a done deal yet, but it's an idea that might work elsewhere.

    What do you think?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    My condo board, whom I bash mercilessly, has been making a genius move so that children living in this association can attend school in the inner ring suburban city we abut.

    Their schools are 1000xs better and safer, and physically just as close. IDK what is being offered to allow this, but that suburban city has lost a huge part of its tax base, as American Greetings relocated away just a couple of years ago.

    I think this is going to send my property values soaring, and I am very excited about it.

    It's not a done deal yet, but it's an idea that might work elsewhere.

    What do you think?
    As long as all the kids get along fine
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Man View Post
    As long as all the kids get along fine
    They do. This is a very advantaged little pocket of the city.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    They do. This is a very advantaged little pocket of the city.
    I am glad. My own only experience with such was when my first school in Moscow, the building developed problems, it was very old and there was structural deterioration, to the point that it was declared no longer safe for us kids to be in there. So, we were transferred to other schools. I ended up riding a commuter trains from our little suburb into the city, to this Central neighborhood. I was damn nearly the only ethnic minority in my new school. The ethnic Russian boys would fucking jump me and try to beat me up for so much as making eye contact with one of their girls I was in fist fights every fucking day. Not the most pleasant part of my life lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Man View Post
    I am glad. My own only experience with such was when my first school in Moscow, the building developed problems, it was very old and there was structural deterioration, to the point that it was declared no longer safe for us kids to be in there. So, we were transferred to other schools. I ended up riding a commuter trains from our little suburb into the city, to this Central neighborhood. I was damn nearly the only ethnic minority in my new school. The ethnic Russian boys would fucking jump me and try to beat me up for so much as making eye contact with one of their girls I was in fist fights every fucking day. Not the most pleasant part of my life lol
    Nothing like that here. This change would mean people like my next door neighbors with their newborn could stay long term. Until now, most felt terrible pressure to buy in the suburbs before their kids start school, or else find a way to pay private school tuition.

    Nobody sends their kids to Cleveland public schools if it can be avoided.

    How is your little person doing, BTW? You have a toddler son, correct?
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    I think Garfield Hgts did this as well for the little section of Cleveland that is next to them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Man View Post
    I am glad. My own only experience with such was when my first school in Moscow, the building developed problems, it was very old and there was structural deterioration, to the point that it was declared no longer safe for us kids to be in there. So, we were transferred to other schools. I ended up riding a commuter trains from our little suburb into the city, to this Central neighborhood. I was damn nearly the only ethnic minority in my new school. The ethnic Russian boys would fucking jump me and try to beat me up for so much as making eye contact with one of their girls I was in fist fights every fucking day. Not the most pleasant part of my life lol
    Some States used to bus kids from the Cities into the Burbs to integrate the schools in the 70's. This is exactly what happened during that time as well. It was ugly for awhile.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HCProf View Post
    Some States used to bus kids from the Cities into the Burbs to integrate the schools in the 70's. This is exactly what happened during that time as well. It was ugly for awhile.
    I had already been attending the blackest HS in Rochester when the busing decision came down. The new kids coming in were no problem, but the kids who were bused out were. About 25% of the student body was shuffled, and the old familiarity was wiped out. Kids did fight; there were fatalities. But the white parents trying to overturn a busful of kids outside my school left an indelible impression. Kids you can almost understand losing their shit.

    But adults? And attacking kids? It was not our fault, FFS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    My condo board, whom I bash mercilessly, has been making a genius move so that children living in this association can attend school in the inner ring suburban city we abut.

    Their schools are 1000xs better and safer, and physically just as close. IDK what is being offered to allow this, but that suburban city has lost a huge part of its tax base, as American Greetings relocated away just a couple of years ago.

    I think this is going to send my property values soaring, and I am very excited about it.

    It's not a done deal yet, but it's an idea that might work elsewhere.

    What do you think?
    I agree, makes alot of sense for the community. Excellent argument for vouchers and how it would encourage many more people to move to cities.
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    Quote Originally Posted by publius3 View Post
    I agree, makes alot of sense for the community. Excellent argument for vouchers and how it would encourage many more people to move to cities.
    Hopefully, we will not be using vouchers. That entire system is riddled with fraud here. I assume we will all pay some small property tax to Brooklyn (the suburban city in question).

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