|Every day, tens of thousands of ultra-Orthodox and Hasidic children in New York are being denied a basic education in the Yeshivas they attend, despite the law and the guidelines clearly requiring non-public schools to provide an education that is “at least substantially equivalent” to that of public schools.
Last week, at a Joint Legislative Hearing on Education, a representative from Agudath Israel testified and made claims that in the past would probably go unchallenged.
But not anymore. Thanks to our years of awareness and advocacy, several committee-members were informed enough about the issue to respond with tough questions and refusing to buy the lies peddled by Agudath Israel. Additionally, we were up there to debunk their claims in person.