As I was biking to work the other day, making my way up the hill in Prospect Park, I overheard two runners. One said to the other, “Ten years ago there was one good school and then there were two good schools and now there are three.” I listened further, only to find out that he was talking about the middle schools in District 15. And the three schools were indeed the same three schools that many parents talk about when they apply to middle school. I found myself wondering what this runner thought a good school was. Perhaps, he meant that the school had good test scores, perhaps he meant that the students in the school looked and felt like his child, perhaps it was something else. It is hard to know, but considering that the three schools have very different programs, it is unlikely that he was focusing on the approach to teaching and learning in each of these institutions.