I am amazed at your opinion of our neighborhood. In any neighborhood there are neighbors that we would rather not have but I have lived here for 6 years and have developed wonderful relationships with some of the neighbors.
I have endured hardships and affording a nicer, bigger place to live close to my work is impossible on my salary. I made a investment in this neighborhood to better the area and my future. I have seen an improvement since I have lived here for the better. Younger people aren't moving here because they idolize gangs or drug dealers. We move here because we can make a change and invest in something that is ours. One of the main reasons for moving here was the hopes to better my child's education and to expose her to culture...because again, I cannot afford private schooling. The school board should hold up their word and better yet show us the facts. To date, they have refuted the facts that we keep showing them but have no data themselves to back it up.