New York State Cracks Down on Jewish Schools

Senator Simcha Felder and Rabbi Chaim Dovid Zwiebel meet the long shadow of Joseph Hodges Choate

by Menachem Wecker

Published in the Fall 2019 issue of Education Next

” It’s a good story, of interest well beyond the Jewish community. Jewish schools educated more than 151,000 students in New York State in 2013, the last year a careful count was done. That’s more than the number enrolled in the Philadelphia City or San Diego Unified public-school districts. And taxpayers have a stake in how well the yeshivas are doing their jobs.  “

Menachem Wecker does a thorough job examining the history of the issue of substantial equivalency and all of its facets in Education Next.

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