MSNBC’s Today Show published a list of the 100 best places to raise a family in the United States. Nashville is conspicuously absent from the list, which was based on educational spending per pupil, teacher-to-student ratio, museums and parks, pediatricians, divorce rate, crime rate, air quality, commuting times, and the housing market. It doesn’t hurt our feelings too much because two of our high schools were just ranked in the top 25 public schools in America.
We did notice that our Clarksville neighbors were ranked as the #1 worst place to raise a family due to their low educational spending of $6,729 per pupil (compared to Metro Nashville’s $7,617). They’re understandably upset, and their Director of Schools is now calling the piece “lazy.” The Tennessean reports that Mayor Carolyn Bowers is worried the article might make the town less attractive for potential museum and business owners.
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