The region with the highest opt out numbers was Long Island (40 percent) followed by the Mohawk Valley (38 percent) and Western New York (33 percent).
New York City recorded the lowest opt out number ( 1 percent), the state data showed.
Central New York had 33 percent of its students opt out.
So when MaryEllen Elia comes with her sanction sledgehammer, she's going to be starting with Long Island?
Boy, I can't wait to see how parents on Long Island react to that.