Anyone can go to the State of Tennessee's Department of Education website and look at the scores for local schools. They've changed the format over time so it's a bit difficult to compare information over the ten years the information is available. What is readily available are the scores for Gracie Porter's principalship at Alex Green Elementary School from 2001 to 2003
I've graphed those scores for your review. If this performance is good enough--vote for Gracie Porter. If not--maybe what we need is a real fresh face that will actually require better from our administrators. But I suspect that if a downward trend was good enough for Ms. Porter for her own school--she probably thinks it's good enough for the rest of Nashville and won't hold her colleagues to any higher a standard. That should not be. We can do better for these children. We MUST do better.
And because I know my scanner isn't the best I'll post the actual scores here: