Alex Russo blogs about a Century 21 Real Estate ad in which a pregnant woman, trying to find out if local schools are good before buying a house, “interrogates a busful of children on their way to school about class sizes, school budgets, and the like.”
It is delicious that the ad brings mainstream attention to parents’ ongoing desire for more information about their children’s schools. It’s wonderful that the ad sends its message with some humor. And it’s interesting — though perhaps not significant — that she doesn’t ask them whether the teachers are nice, or let them play all day. She asks about nuts and bolts.
Let’s face it. She’ll go on line and check the test scores.