Andrew Cuomo is angry that Long Island teachers get high ratings. He forgets that Long Island schools bring accolades to the state of New York. I wonder where his test scores would be without Long Island teachers. Here are some facts he should consider. Governor, if Long Island were a state..
If Long Island were a state, we would be ranked #1 in high school completion rate.
If Long Island were a state, we would be ranked #1 in Intel Semifinalists.
If Long Island were a state, we would be ranked #2 in Siemens Semifinalists.
Students earning a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation
The 2012 Long Island Index reported that Long Island outperforms the rest of New York State on the College Readiness indicator by 11 percentage points.
Newsweek compiled a list of the Best High Schools in America. 19 high schools from New York made the top 100. Nine, or 47% of the NY schools are from Long Island.
21 Long Island high schools rank in the top 300 of America’s best schools.
The Washington Post ranked the top 1,900 high schools in the United States. The top 7% of 27,000 schools includes 54 Long Island high schools.
Nearly half (54 of 116) of the high schools on Long Island are among the top schools identified by The Washington Post.
If Long Island were a state…. we would be a lot more demanding when selecting a Governor. Thank you to the Half Hollow Hills TA that posted these stats. http://www.hhhta.com/if-long-island-were-a-state/