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As New York Once Again Targets Religious Schools, a History Lesson in Communal Resistance

by Marvin Schick Published in Tablet Magazine “Next month, the Rabbi Jacob Joseph School in New York will begin its 121st year educating Jewish children. It will also be my 46th year serving as its president. When I accepted the position, I understood that I would confront some of the same challenges that my predecessors …

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The Truth About Yeshiva Curriculum and Student Outcome

by Yossi Gestetner Published July 25, 2019 on the OJPAC (Orthodox Jewish Public Affairs Council) website This article addresses the claims that Hassidic yeshivos are generally non-compliant with State education standards, and that many yeshivos are not adequately preparing their male students for the workforce. A factual examination of the yeshiva curriculum and what it …

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Yeshiva “Equivalency” Q&A

You may have heard that the New York State Education Department recently published proposed Regulations about “substantial equivalency of instruction” required for students attending nonpublic schools. This can have severe ramifications for yeshivos and day schools across the board in NYS, so we wanted to provide some answers to common questions we are receiving about …

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New York State Council of Catholic School Superintendents File Lawsuit Against Substantial Equivalency Guidelines

The New York State Council of Catholic School Superintendents, along with various concerned schools and parents, filed a lawsuit on March 18th, naming Commissioner Elia and the New York State Education Department, and seeking a judgment against the new Substantial Equivalency Guidelines. You can view or download the lawsuit by clicking on the links below.

Hamodia: Yeshivos File Lawsuit Against ‘Unconstitutional’ Guidelines

By Yochonon Donn, Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 6:41 pm | ל’ אדר א’ תשע”ט NEW YORK – Five of America’s oldest yeshivos joined with a group of parents and groups representing New York state’s yeshivos in filing a lawsuit Thursday night against the education department, charging that recent guidelines seeking to regulate how closely religious institutions are “substantially …

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