A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from June 23, 2015
“So goes the schools, so goes the community”

"As/So goes the schools, as/so goes the community” is a common saying of unknown origin. “I believe that, as the schools go, so goes the community, and as the community goes, so goes the schools” was cited in a 2002 newspaper from Illinois. “As goes the schools, so goes the city” was cited in the Dallas (TX) Morning News in 2004.

“There’s an old saying, so goes your schools, so goes your community” was cited in 2015.


23 March 2002, The Telegraph (Alton, IL), “Godfrey carried day for Prop A” by Sheri McWhirter, pg. A7, col. 6:
“I believe that, as the schools go, so goes the community, and as the community goes, so goes the schools.”
(Secretary Vivian Monckton.—ed.)

The Dallas (TX) Morning News
SCHOOLS
As goes the schools, so goes the city. Good schools translate into a better-educated workforce, more desirable jobs, more stable neighborhoods, higher property values. So other cities are working hard - outside the classroom - to bolster their schools. Dallas needs remedial work.
Author: ANGELA SHAH Staff Writer
Publish Date: April 18, 2004
Word Count: 2736
Document ID: 1022E1B1F6C39FEC
Few indicators better predict a city’s vitality than the performance of its public schools. Student achievement today creates a skilled workforce tomorrow. It attracts business, nurtures wealth and ensures a city’s prosperity. So where does that leave Dallas? Not in the game. Even as many big cities move aggressively to bolster public education, City Hall’s relationship with Dallas’ largest school district remains informal at best.

Google Books
Quality in Education:
Perspectives Regarding Baldrige-based Practices and Instructional Leadership in Middle Schools

By Felicia Maria Vaughn Coleman
Ph.D. thesis, McNeese State University
2008
Pg. 150:
In Senge and his colleagues’ book, Schools that Learn (2000), the authors referenced a quote from Les Omotani, the superintendent of West Des Moines Community School District, stating, “As the community goes, so goes the schools, and as the schools go, so goes the community” (p. 477).

thecabin.net
Placing the focus on academics
Posted: January 21, 2010 - 6:36pm
By Jim Davidson
(...)
Make no mistake, so goes your schools, so goes your community.

SmallTownPapers
28 April 2011, Harrodsburg (KY) Herald, “Inspirations: Placing the Focus on Academics” by Jim Davidson, pg. 15B, col. 2:
Make no mistake, so goes your schools, so goes your community.

Twitter
Tami Abdollah
‏@latams
“So goes the schools so goes our quality of life. So goes our children so goes our businesses."- #LAUSD board member Vladovic. #cabudget
4:13 PM - 10 Jan 2012

The Philadelphia (PA) Citizen
December 18, 2014
Does The Answer For Philly School Reform Reside In…Ohio?
Educational transformation doesn’t end at the classroom door, Cincinnati has found. The only way to really improve student’s ability to learn? Work to fix everything else in their lives as well.

by Roxanne Patel Shepelavy
(...)
“It has become part of the culture in the city,” says Doppler. “People have the attitude that, ‘So goes the schools, so goes the city.’ It has transcended school boards, council members, mayors.”

Twitter
Lynda Appel
‏@LyndaAppelWard1
FACT So goes the schools, so goes the city. If you don’t believe that you’re not paying attention #WEAREWESTLAKE all of us! @WestlakeLevy
6:53 AM - 1 May 2015

Call (St. Louis, MO)
Mehlville tax-rate-hike effort officially kicks off next week
Consequences catastrophic without tax hike, Fowler says

Gloria Lloyd
Staff Reporter
June 24, 2015 - The campaign to pass a “reasonable” tax-rate increase this fall for the Mehlville School District officially kicks off next week, and an organizer believes it is the most important election in Mehlville in a generation.
(...)
“As has been said before, it’s not a spending issue with Mehlville, it’s a revenue issue,” (former board President Dan—ed.) Fowler said. “There’s an old saying, so goes your schools, so goes your community, and I think it’s extremely important that Mehlville provide a high-quality education — it affects property values, but more importantly, we have a moral responsibility.”

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityEducation/Schools • Tuesday, June 23, 2015 • Permalink