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Monday, June 18, 2012

Are people fleeing Jacksonville because of its schools?

According to the Times Union when people move out of Jacksonville they must likely move to one of our neighboring counties. (Clay County: 2,688, St. Johns County: 2,091 Nassau County 666). This on the heels of the story about their being more housing starts in St. Johns County than Duval.

Yes people did move to other Florida counties but not in the droves they did to those three. Why are people moveing to what basically amounts to Jacksonville’s suburbs? The schools, that’s why. Those three districts have public school systems that are ranked much higher than ours.

We have a serious problem here in Jacksonville and before we become the Detroit of the south I say we address it.


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