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Texas education is shameful in certain parts of the state

Go figure that one of the largest states in the Union is going to have a few pockets of poor performing schools....

But the blanket statement that their education sucks is just ignorant. Come on man!






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Last year 1000 legal Americans a day were moving here from other states and that's a fact. I'm sure it was for the shitty schools their children could attend and horrible no insurance healthcare. I have family that get paid very handsomely and could've easily afforded to send their kids to private school. They all went to average public schools and turned out college grads with good jobs. It's as though saying the bad public schools are as horrid as say Booker T, Carver, or JFK high schools were in New Orleans pre Katrina. LOL. As a resident of Texas I have no problem with Perry luring in more business from failing states. Someone(certain political party affiliation) must be mad bro. Just make sure if you move here with them, you know why it's a place to leave for.





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getting his name out there to like minded people in mostly blue states.

Presidential run in the future.


He's a laughingstock in blue states, even among conservatives. Governor Goodhair.



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He's a laughingstock in blue states, even among conservatives. Governor Goodhair.


juvenile cocksuckers






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The America I picture is an America where people have ample economic opportunity and a comfortable life, aka not Texas.


Denial






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The America I picture is an America where people have ample economic opportunity and a comfortable life, aka not Texas.

you've got to be trolling now

TX has added more jobs than the rest of the country combined over the last 5 years or something






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The America I picture is an America where people have ample economic opportunity and a comfortable life, aka not Texas.


Dude, Texas is the model that the rest of America should be with just a bigger emphasis on civil liberties and getting rid of the social conservatives.

If California ran things like Texas does, everybody would be moving there.






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Perry should address his state's abysmal education and healthcare.

Remind me why the Govt of Texas should care about either one of these?


Are you saying the governor of a state should not be concerned with the education and healthcare of his state's citizens? Bonehead much?






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ironsides
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Dude, Texas is the model that the rest of America should be with just a bigger emphasis on civil liberties and getting rid of the social conservatives


This. By the way how is Texas not ample economic opportunity and a comfortable life?

Go to suburban DC and see how much house you get and compare it to Houston or Dallas. Compare total taxes paid.

The other thing I'd say is look at fricking Baltimore! How can Maryland claim to be #1 in public education AND have Baltimore? Doesn't compute! Maryland is basically the nice suburbs of DC. Well frick me silly if you created a second state called "suburban Texas" and took out the shitty inner city schools and you were only left with the suburbs of Dallas and Houston and Austin? Guess what you'd find?

In addition University of Texas is a much better school than University of Maryland.

Also - guess what happens to Maryland when we need to cut federal spending? It's in a total bubble right now.

As an upper middle class guy living in NYC I am sick of the fricking taxes I pay in the Northeast compared to the services I get in return. I live in one of the wealthiest zip codes in the city and 3% of the residents (per city data) are on SNAP benefits. Hey, here's a thought, if you're on food stamps maybe don't live in a neighborhood where the average rent is over $2k for a studio apt, and the average apartment sells for over $1m? I'm not saying toss the poor out on their arse but I do think we cannot afford as a country to continue the benefits we are providing and so we're going to have to cut back. Enter Maryland: the bubble pops when that happens.

I am moving my family to Tennessee next month. Why? Because I'm sick or living month to month on $200k a year. I did the math and I could either a) move to the suburbs of NYC that I can afford and get my kids a decent public school education and pay $20k a year in property taxes and live in a house that needs $50k of renovations over the next 10 years, or I can move to Nashville and get a house I'd much rather live in and grow old with my wife, be able to send my kids to public school, and live a more realistic life.

I love New York, it's home. Do I want to move? frick no! But I can't afford to stay and do the right thing for my family at the same time.

I decided there are other places to live that have the same things I enjoy here. I know several people that are thinking the same thing and that's why you are seeing a massive migration to states like Texas. But don't fool yourself by thinking that higher taxes mean better or equal opportunity. The same guy making $52k a year can't afford to be in the same school district where there are high property taxes and will end up with the same public school opportunities found elsewhere.






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NC_Tigah
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This is kind of a snarky thing to do, in my opinion. Instead of prancing around the country trolling everyone, Perry should address his state's abysmal education and healthcare.
Well well, I guess "snarky is as snarky does," but the OP sounds a bit snarky itself.
Not sure as to the standards or measurements which might establish "abysmal" education and healthcare compared with Washington DC and/or Maryland.






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Quentin Compson
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Not sure as to the standards or measurements which might establish "abysmal" education and healthcare compared with Washington DC and/or Maryland.


Maryland consistently ranks in the top 5 in education nationally, even though the state has demographics comparable to most southern states.






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NC_Tigah
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Maryland consistently ranks in the top 5 in education nationally, even though the state has demographics comparable to most southern states.
by what measurement?

Here are the NCES Stats: MD vs TX

MD does seem slightly better, TX is far from abysmal by comparison though.

MD appears to spend about 1.5X more per student.
It's getting nowhere near that level of performance differential.

Considering multilingual challenges our Federal Immigration Policies subject Texas to, and then measure performance against, it looks like the state is doing OK. In terms of bang-for-the-buck, actually Texas may indeed have lessons to offer Maryland.






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