had found the perfect school for her
daughter.Pilgrim Elementary was fewer than three miles from her
office, and on Aug. 1, the state declared it "exemplary" based on student test scores.Davis
was sold â€" until the state made another announcement less than three weeks later: Pilgrim Elementary failed to meet the academic demands of the federal No Child Left Behind Act.The acclaimed Houston Independent School District campus now bore a scarlet letter.
"What's going on?"Davis
thought."It was extremely confusing."
...Fallon gave the same advice to Tiffany Davis, the concerned mother who works in her office.
In the end, Pilgrim Elementary was full, Davis
said, so she
daughter at Memorial Elementary, a state "recognized" school that also met the federal requirements."I was trying to find a good school," she
found the rating systems so "confusing", she's
going with a different school that is acceptable by both standards.I have to feel sorry for her
mother selected a "good" school based on labels that can fit on a school welcome sign.Don't you just think she's
the kind of parent who will assume that it's the teacher's fault when her