Yeshivas Defend Barring City Inspectors Who Want to Check on What They’re Teaching
PUBLISHED 7:04 PM ET Jan. 07, 2019
From just before dawn and until after dark, hundreds of teenage boys study at four ultra-Orthodox Jewish high schools in Brooklyn that are at the center of an increasingly bitter standoff between government officials and the orthodox community.
City officials have been trying to inspect the schools, following a complaint that the Yeshivas don’t teach required secular subjects, like English and math, leaving their students ill prepared for adulthood. For a time, it appeared the city was treating the Yeshivas with kid gloves, in order to avoid offending a politically influential community. But 10 days ago, Chancellor Richard Carranza officially notified the state education commissioner of the standoff.