Do rankings really matter? Well, no … and yes. That’s the conclusion we reach during this week’s Lake Highlands podcast when we discuss Carol Toler’s post comparing Lake Highlands High School to other Dallas high schools, and commenters’ responses that faulted Toler for not comparing it to other Richardson ISD schools. Point taken, she says, and she also points out why she made the comparisons she did.

Speaking of school success, how will budget cuts make an impact? We don’t know yet what will be cut, but we have the results of a Richardson ISD survey that asked employees, parents and community stakeholders to weigh in. We discussed the survey on a previous podcast, and found some of the results surprising.

Stay tuned until the end for our shameless plugs, including the re-opening of the Lake Highlands North Recreation Center and this weekend’s LHHS Senior Show, where audience members can expect the unexpected.

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