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New York to Investigate Haredi Schools for Lack of Secular Studies
Sam Sokol; Jerusalem Post
July 29, 2015
“Department of Education responds following letter writing campaign of the YAFFED organization that complained about the poor quality and scant amount of secular education at the yeshivas.”
City to Probe 39 Brooklyn Yeshivas
Amy Sara Clark; Jewish Week
July 28, 2015
“DOE says it will look into claim of chasidic schools failing to teach kids adequate English and math.”
Parties Call on Schools Chancellor, Superintendents to Investigate Lack of Secular Education in Ultra-Orthodox Yeshivas
Dovid Gold; Vos Iz Neias
July 27, 2015
““Enough is enough!”
That’s the basic message of a letter sent by concerned parents, former teachers, and former yeshiva students to New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina and seven district superintendents in Brooklyn and Queens expressing upset over the lack of a substantial secular education in at least 39 yeshivas.”
Ads Highlight Poor Secular Education at Orthodox Jewish Schools
Gary Buiso; NY Post
February 22, 2015
“These Brooklyn kids aren’t learning their Oy-B-C’s.
The battle over secular education for ultra-Orthodox Jews has flared in the Hasidic enclave of Williamsburg after a reform group unveiled a massive billboard questioning the quality of a yeshiva education.”
New Billboard Urges Importance of Secular Education in Chareidi Community
Sandy Eller; Vos Iz Neias
June 06, 2013
“In an effort to raise awareness for the need to provide yeshiva students with a proper secular education, a Brooklyn based organization is spreading its message in a very public forum - a billboard placed on the Prospect Expressway. The billboard, which proclaims the obligation of parents to provide their sons with a trade, bears the words”