Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by supahphish, May 1, 2011.
And you act like you're surprised by this...this is Texas we're talking about here...their 2A stadiums are probably better than 75% of Colorado's 5A stadiums.
its bonsu's hs
All this money to spend on its schools, yet Texas ranks dead last in the nation on the percentage of its adults who have a high school diploma. LINK
You'd be hard pressed to find a bigger sports junkie than I am, but this **** is out of whack.
Texas is #49 in verbal SAT scores in the nation (493) and #46 in average math SAT scores (502).
Texas is #36 in the nation in high school graduation rates (68%).
Texas is #33 in the nation in teacher salaries. Teacher salaries in Texas are not keeping pace with the national average. The gains realized from the last state-funded across-the-board pay raise authorized in 1999, which moved the ranking from 33 to as high as 26th in the nation, have disappeared over the last five years.
Texas was the only state in the nation to cut average per pupil expenditures in fiscal year 2005, resulting in a ranking of #40 nationally; down from #25 in fiscal year 1999.
Texas is #6 in the nation in student growth. The general student population in Texas public schools grew by 11.1% between school years 1999 and 2005, with the largest percent of growth seen among low income and minority children.
Between school years 1999 and 2005, the number of central administrators employed by Texas public schools grew by 32.5%, overall staffing in public schools grew by 15.6%, while the number of teachers grew only 13.3%.
There are several stadiums over 10k within a few miles of this new one. They are upgrading from 14k to 18k. The whole Plano area north of Dallas is just one giant stadium, sporting complex after another. There are also huge expanses of soccer fields, 25 field softball complexes etc... It's crazy.
Don't mess with Texas (football).
Well they aren't spending the school district money that could go to teachers etc... on the stadium. It was a bond issue.
Also, the schools in this area have plenty of $$$. The biggest problem in the area was heroin and now some other drugs. The kids have to much money to spend.
was that the district in texas that had the weird cheese heroin?
haha i have no idea, and no idea what that is. sounds like a party though.
The Plano/Allen/McKinney area is just a never-ending suburb. Like a 50 square mile area of cookie cutter houses, grocery stores, schools, and apparently, big-ass stadiums.
Property taxes in the DFW region are nearing 3% of the home's assessed value. Allen doesn't even tax the highest.
How many people would rather pay 4.63% on a state income tax in Colorado versus a 2.9% on property tax?
Texas Home $250K x 2.9% = $7,250
Colo Income $120K x 4.63% = $5,556
Add in Allen's 8.25% sales tax, and it gets uglier.
I had a big client in Frisco, Texas (northern suburb of Dallas) and had to drive through Denton to get to my client's office.
There were some BIG BIG BIG high school stadiums down there!!
They also like to build communities with water parks, palm trees, their own grocery stores -- it is really pretty impressive.
Our stadium seated more than the population of our town if that tells you anything. They have upgraded the facilities since I have been there but it wasnt 60 million, more like 15 I think.
the stretch of 1 35 between through Dallas is terrifying. how many bad, sterile, chain mexican restaurants are there in the world? and why are 80% of them on the same 50 mile stretch of interstate. those big water tower thingies are filled with "queso" in most towns, i've heard.
Pretty interesting how important high school football is in that state. Enough to make all other educational and tax aspects of their lives go down dramatically, making the overall economy and education worse off.
They were talking about this on the local Denver news this weekend. To put in perspective, the Richie Center at DU cost $50 mil.
Texas is a weird place, but I'll defend it a little here:
It is impossible to get in the top half (or anywhere besides the very bottom) of national rankings when 50% of the students in the state speak little to no English.
Don't knock queso, that stuff is awesome no matter where it's from.
Football will always be more important than education when your govenor is a former male cheerleader at Texas A&M community college and football association.
Seems like he might put more emphasis on ballet and rainbows.
My brother lived in Katy, outside Houston for 4 years. I visited several times, and to this day can't tell you what downtown Katy looks like, because I never found it. It's all mcmansion developments with trendy names, strip malls, outlet malls, regular malls, golf courses, and giant high schools and stadiums. If you ever think the sprawl is out of control in CO, check out Houston to make yourself feel better. It's like someone is playing a bizarro version of simcity.
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