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Take action on behalf of the 65,000 children being denied an education

Tens of thousands of New York children attend ultra-orthodox yeshivas that refuse to provide a sound, basic education.  Despite New York State law mandating that ALL schools teach secular subjects, these yeshivas refuse to give their students an education in subjects such as Math, English, and History.

Our government officials must  do their job and enforce the law!

We need your help to make sure they do that.  Act now!  fill out this from to send an email to the NYC schools chancellor, the Mayor, and the members of the Panel for Educational Policy to tell them to enforce New York education law section 3204.


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I urge the City Council to take action to ensure that the Department of Education is preparing to provide robust oversight to the nonpublic school sector, including conducting school review visits.

Every child has the right to a sound, basic education and it is the responsibility of the Department of Education to regulate nonpublic schools. There are at least 50,000 students in Hasidic yeshivas who are being denied an education in basic subjects. The mayor must adequately fund the office of nonpublic schools and hire school review staff in order to end the educational neglect and ensure the sector is functioning properly.

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