I personally believe that the State of Long Island should look into ways of getting out of the US Federal Government "public" school system; which is saddled with powerful special interest groups, elected school boards, mayoral interference and labor unions to the disadvantage of our children. Not only that, but this system is hugely expensive, bureaucratic, ineffective and inefficient. You may see banner ads on this site for companies that offer online homeschooling. If you google online homeschooling you will get a ton of references. I believe that the State of Long Island should work with appropriate accrediting agencies to encourage the proliferation of such schools in the State of Long Island and therefore eliminate the need for a "public school system."
Homeschooling - a 21st Century idea for the 21st century State.