YAFFED 4/23/19: Substantial Equivalency and Vaccinations in Hasidic Schools

Last Thursday, a judge in Albany ruled in favor of yeshiva leaders and struck down the recently revised guidelines that, if enforced, would have for the first time ever ensured that local school districts properly enforced “substantial equivalency” requirements.

If you’re feeling despondent and discouraged, I don’t blame you. I know some of you, particularly Yeshiva graduates and parents of current students attending Hasidic Yeshivas, are literally enraged. You have every right to be, and I very much relate to those feelings.

Please read a full update on that lawsuit here.

This morning, the New York Times published an op-ed by a Hasidic father linking the current measles outbreak to the lack of secular education and the pervasive anti-science attitude encouraged by the same leaders who are now purporting to encourage their followers to vaccinate.

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