Lisa North:Thanks to Leonie for posting this. We saw the Yaffed people appear at PEP after PEP about the yeshiva scams where they get money to teacher secular subjects but ignore all rules. I'm going to try and make the press conf if I can.
I talked to some of the advocates at a PEP meeting last year. They have been attending the PEP for over a year, but no changes. They told me that quite a few Yeshivas do not teach English, science or social studies. Once they finish school, they often cannot find a job because they do not speak English and often end up on welfare.
Brian Lehrer had a segment on Felder holding everything hostage due to the catering to the Hasidic community.
The reporters and Shulem Deen, the author of All Who Go Do Not Return, a memoir about growing up in and then leaving one of the most insular Hasidic sects in the U.S., discuss State Senator Simcha Felder's efforts to ease requirements in New York state law that the education at private religious schools be "substantially equivalent" to that offered at public schools -- and how he almost held up the New York State budget over this.
April 5 Press Conference to Discuss how NY has Betrayed Its Values to Please A Bully and Next Steps in Fight to Protect the Rights of Orthodox Children
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