We've noted before how Aldine ISD is the Susan Lucci of school districts when it comes to the prestigious Broad Prize.
Three times in the six-year history of the award, Aldine has been one of the five named finalists. They've never won it, though.
And this year....they're nominated again. BY THE MOST SADISTIC BUNCH OF PRIZE-GIVERS EVER.
The Broad Foundation announced today Aldine will be competing with (read: losing to) the Broward County Public Schools in Florida, the Gwinnett County Public Schools near Atlanta, the Long Beach Unified School District in California and Socorro ISD in El Paso.
That last one is ominous; Aldine lost last year to Brownsville ISD.
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Of course, being named a finalist comes with some perks, like a $250,000 cash prize.
"We are deeply honored to once again be a finalist for this prestigious award," said Aldine ISD Superintendent Dr. Wanda Bamberg.
While we hope for the best for Aldine, we also hope they've got their forced "loser's smile" ready one more time.
Then again, even La Lucci won eventually.