Now blogger Gary Rubinstein has crunched some numbers and finds we have some very respectable passing rates on Regents exams. He found that Jamaica ranks 164 out of 424 schools and Washington Irving rates 175 out of 343 in Weighted Regents Pass Grades.
I don't think this metric is the greatest way to measure schools but it is another statistic that shows two schools doing well. Why does the DOE ignore these numbers? The answer is that the decisions on school closings are purely political as all of us already know. This is just more evidence. Thanks Gary.