The Advocate and Dallas.org are all over the story of a request by the Ridgewood Park neighborhood to be moved from the Rogers Elementary attendance zone into Lakewood Elementary. Rogers is rated academically acceptable while Lakewood is exemplary. Of course, we know that increasingly the state’s accountability system sort of cheats anyway,Â moving the goal posts.
The school board is looking at the request this morning during a briefing. The Dallas ISD administration is not recommending it be approved. Perhaps it’s because some of the affected homes are as close as 50 feet from Rogers Elementary.
Or maybe it’s because they’ve seen the research that says it’s about the parents, not the school, anyway.