Observer 2/25/16: Can Regent Judith Johnson Be Impartial in ER?

Can New Regent Judith Johnson Be Impartial in East Ramapo Schools Battle?

The Board of Regents appointed

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Bric TV 2/1/16: Yeshiva Education in Brooklyn and One Student’s Departure

This is an excellent TV report on the inadequacy of the education which boys receive in Brooklyn yeshivas.  The show features commentary by Naftuli Moster of YAFFED and an analysis by David C. Bloomfield, an education policy expert.

See the report here..

NY Daily News 2/7/16: Thousands of Yeshiva Boys in NYC Ill-Educated

Thousands of ill-educated yeshiva boys

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Sunday, February 7, 2016, 4:25 AM
They deserve better

They deserve better

Each year, approximately 32,000 boys in New York City are not being taught science, history and geography among other subjects. If they’re lucky to be under the age of 13, they get 90 minutes of English and math, taught by untrained and unlicensed teachers.

Alarmingly, when these boys turn 14, most of them spend 14 hours a day in school, from around 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., yet learn no general subjects at all. An estimated 17,500 additional boys attending schools in Rockland and Orange Counties are subjected to the same.

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