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Will Yalies March on the Sun?

By Daniel Treiman

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The expensively educated elitists over at The New York Sun are making like they’re U.S. News & World Report. They’ve developed an ever-so-scientific system for grading New York City’s elite private schools.

The Sun’s methodology:

The New York Sun has assigned its own letter grades, using a mathematical formula that takes into account the school’s net assets and the number of students it sends to Harvard and adjusts for the size of the student body.

So it’s Harvard uber alles. Students who choose to go to Yale, Columbia, Amherst, Vassar or, heaven forbid, a fine public institution like Berkeley (full disclosure: my alma mater) — they’re worth bupkes.

The Jewish angle? Ramaz earned a respectable B+ from the Sun.

Okay, here’s the real Jewish angle: Sun editor Seth Lipsky and managing editor Ira Stoll (Harvard grads both, of course) are, respectively, the founding editor and former managing editor of this rag.


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