Ok, so I have one daughter in 1st grade and the other one will be starting Kindergarten next year. The school district we live in has not been testing well and is in the bottom 20% (as far as test results go) in the state. I went through this same school system (I now have a bachelor's degree in nursing, am working as an RN and plan on going back to get my MSN or CNM) and it is my belief that each individual child has the chance to be great and score high on standardized tests. It is also my belief that a certain child's success has alot to do with parental involvement. Am I being naive, knowing that these schools are not performing well but still content with keeping my children there? Serious answers only please, as I think this is a serious matter. Thanks!