The Commentator 4-7-14 Jews In Power Need to Act Responsibly

Our Education Problem

By Daniel Atwood • Published: April 7, 2014Comment (7)

Jews living in the United States in the 21st century are afforded with nearly historically unprecedented opportunities. Not only is discrimination based on anti-Semitism illegal, but Jews have risen to the highest rungs of society. Many Jews, including Orthodox Jews, feel compelled by the doctrines of Tikkun Olam, advancing society, and have thus gotten involved in the political process, at both the national and local levels. We have the golden opportunity to be the bearers of real progress and change in society, something our great-grandparents could have never dreamed of.

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Jewish Week 4-7-14- Clergy join East Ramapo Schools Fight

Orthodox social action group Uri L’Tzedek joins call for state oversight of haredi-controlled school district.

Amy Sara Clark
Staff Writer

An Orthodox social justice group has joined the call for state intervention in the East Ramapo school district, where the haredi-controlled board is accused of siphoning taxpayer money to private yeshivas.

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NY Times: East Ramapo School Board Overlooks its Obligations


N.Y. / Region

A School Board That Overlooks Its Obligation to Students

APRIL 7, 2014

 Betty Carmand and her son Sebastian Leak, an East Ramapo student. Credit Hiroko Masuike/The New York Times

SPRING VALLEY, N.Y. — A principal leans across the table at a pizza parlor and, with whispered intensity, totals up the damage done to the East Ramapo Central School District in recent years.

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