Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Gimme an 'A'

The NYC first ever report card for public schools was released yesterday. Apparently the city administrators were harder graders than people thought. This was not 'basket weaving 101'.

From today's NY Times:

The grades released yesterday contained many surprises, with some schools with top-notch reputations receiving B’s, C’s, D’s — and even F’s, to the astonishment of some parents.

Several esteemed elementary schools that middle-class parents often factor in to their real estate decisions — including Public School 6 on the Upper East Side, P.S. 87 on the Upper West Side, P.S. 234 in TriBeCa and P.S. 321 in Park Slope, Brooklyn, — received B’s. Other popular schools fared worse. P.S. 154 in Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn, received a D.

I'm not sure that many of us know a middle class family that's considering these places (hmm, TriBeCa or Levittown?), but that the world famous 321 got a 'B' is surprising.

And now the moment you've been waiting for. . .

PS 101: A

PS 196: A

It's good to be the king. See the report here: http://www.nytimes.com/ref/education/20071105_SCHOOLS_GRAPHIC.html