NY Dailey News 8/3/16: Petition for De Blasio to Require Secular Teaching in Ultra-Orthodox Schools

EXCLUSIVE: 1,500 sign petition urging Mayor de Blasio to approve mandatory science, math and history lessons for Orthodox Jewish students

Mayor de Blasio and Chancellor Carmen Farina are being pressured by 1,500 petitioners to approve and add math, science, and history lessons for Orthodox Jewish schools.

Critics are pushing Mayor de Blasio to force ultra-Orthodox Jewish schools across the city to provide state-mandated secular lessons with a new petition that has gathered 1,500 signatures, the Daily News has learned.

The progressive Jewish group Yaffed launched an online petition last month that calls on city schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña to enforce a state law requiring Yeshivas to provide students with traditional academic lessons in subjects such as science, math and history.

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